Are e-readers set to become all the rage in Canada?
With the Canadian release of Amazon’s Kindle
, attention on e-readers is reaching a fever pitch.
The Globe and Mail recently posted a couple of good articles on the topic, one by Douglas Hunter
praising the e-book. Another by Ian Brown
, as he shared his impressions of the Kindle.
Mark Medley of the National Post
, (which is available on the Kindle) also shares his experiences with the new Kindle.
The Wall Street Journal
has also weighed in, with a good overview article of the different e-readers available.
I have recently helped a few patrons at our library with their Sony e-readers. These early adopters seem to really enjoy them a lot. These patrons also love our Overdrive downloadable
I must admit that I am intrigued by the ideas of being able carry around so many of my favourite books all the time. But, I am also reluctant to let go of the tactile and visual comfort of the book. Maybe the idea is that I am supposed to have both, sort of like my record/cd collection and my mp3s?
Anybody out there a recent convert?