Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I Promise I Won't Blog About It

On Friday, I will receive my new iPad (3G, 64GB in case you were wondering).

Here is my pledge to you:

  • I promise I will not blog about it
  • I promise I will not tell you that it is 3.786 ounces heavier than a Kindle
  • I promise I will not tell you that it is 5.876 ounces lighter than the average trade hardcover
  • I promise that I will not remind you that it is a backlit screen which can cause eye strain or make it difficult to read in direct sunlight
  • I promise not to complain that the selection of titles in the three week-old iBookstore  has a limited selection of titles
  • I promise not to tell you that the battery life runs to 12.1 hours - in excess of the stated 10 hours


Most importantly I pledge to you:
  • I promise not pontificate about whether it will 'Save Publishing'. Does it need to be 'Saved' or simply kicked into gear and recognize supplemental opportunities? I believe this line of discussion is juvenile and tabloid-esque - even though it appears in the New York Times. (I won't link to the article and waste your time)
  • I promise not to pontificate about whether it is a 'Kindle Killer'. 

Since I am not a bitter old, cynic - even though it may sound like I am from this post - here is my pledge of the things I WILL do:
  • I promise I WILL unwrap with great anticipation
  • I promise I WILL find many,many more uses for it than I can even dream of now, just like I did with my iphone
  • Most importantly, I promise I WILL browse the iBookstore, select a few tasty titles and enjoy reading a good book on my new device, just like I have with my lovely, slightly klunky Kindle and even slightly klunkier Nook. 

If you like, read these blog posts about my Kindle:

I Just Bought The Same Book Twice
All You Have To Do Is Listen


In a year or two, the device will become nearly irrelevant and what will matter is great, high quality ebook content that is easy to buy and enjoyed the way the reader wants..

I pledge to you, my dozen faithful blog visitors, that if I read a good book on ANY device, I will let you know here.

28 comments:

denise said...

Funny! One of the many things I like about my Kindle is not having the back light. I read in bed before going to sleep and they say that to fall asleep faster you shouldn’t be looking at a computer screen that stimulates the mind. I think having a lit screen could affect you the same way. Who knows! As long as you are happy with your e-toy that’s what counts!

Jana said...

I hope you like your iPad as much as I like mine! One unexpected bonus is that I use it more than my computer at home which gives my mouse-hand a break.

Book recommendation: The Devil & Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession. Most, if not all, of these appeared in the New Yorker so you might have already read them. If not, take a look -- I love it.

Doug Lessing said...

Thanks Jana, downloading your suggestion now

函松 said...

Well done!........................................

t0811raceykee09 said...

認識自己,是發現妳的真性格、掌握妳的命運、創照你前程的根源。 ..................................................

JanellSyverson0向霖 said...

人間好話,要如海綿遇水牢牢吸住...............................................................

B120ryantScipio1 said...

成功多屬於那些很快做出決定,卻又不輕易變更的人。而失敗也經常屬於那些很難做出決定,卻又經常變更的人.............................................

茂一 said...

快樂,是享受工作過程的結果...........................................................................

靖綠 said...

量力而為,別勉強了,Cut your coat according to your cloth...................................................

SadeRa盈君iford0412 said...

要持續更新下去喲!!祝你心情愉快.................................................................

佩春 said...

閒來無聊逛逛blog~~跟您打聲招呼~~.................................................................

青卉青卉 said...

卡爾.桑得柏:「除非先有夢,否則一切皆不成。」共勉!............................................................

香昱信張君林 said...

有用的才華若不用,便如同日晷儀放在陰暗之中............................................................

云依恩HFH謝鄭JTR安 said...

加油-不論如何都支持你............................................................

詹莉emmaagnes莉真 said...

工作,是愛的具體化~~~~努力吧!............................................................

吳婷婷 said...

祝福您春風得意。............................................................

洪瑋婷洪瑋婷 said...

與人相處不妨多用眼睛說話,多用嘴巴思考. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

楊儀卉 said...

hi 上來跟大家問聲好~~ 別玩得太累~~...........................................................

正玲宇軒 said...

快下班囉~來幫你加油~~.................................................................

周旭威 said...

當我微笑時,世界和我一起微笑;當我快樂時,世界和我一起活躍。..................................................

黃於志豪士賢 said...

Learning makes life sweet.

韋雅萍志 said...

當我微笑時,世界和我一起微笑;當我快樂時,世界和我一起活躍。..................................................

文王廷 said...

人不能像動物一樣活著,而應該追求知識和美德............................................................

凱v胡倫 said...

every shoe fits not every foot. ............................................................

灏群 said...

我愛那些使自己的德行成為自己的目標或命定的人................................................

允黃淑 said...

Necessity is the mother of invention..................................................................

怡靜怡靜怡靜怡雯 said...

在莫非定律中有項笨蛋定律:「一個組織中的笨蛋,恆大於等於三分之二。」..................................................

璇陳陳陳竹 said...

一個人的價值,應該看他貢獻了什麼,而不是他取得了什麼............................................................