Yesterday, I bought a Kindle. I’d never imagined myself leaving the world of hard copy books, but as Granny and Grandpa have embraced the world of on-line reading, I thought I’d join them.
No sooner had I got home and started exploring the neat slim line device, my 9 year old daughter asked to have a go. I agreed to buy her a book so she could be introduced to the world of on-line reading too but I assumed that the black and white text would put her off.
A day later and I’ve barely been allowed to pick up my Kindle let alone download a good book. My daughter has been attached to it, clicking through pages and pages of her book. She’s now downloading her second one. In fact she has taken to The Kindle with ease, perhaps because she is very much part of the on-line generation.
This got me thinking about the future of books for our next generation. A contentious issue I know when it comes to our precious libraries which we’re all fighting so hard to keep open.
However, if we all embrace the Kindle and equip our school children with them, then there’d be no more lost books or fines for late returns. Just think of that.
Anyone else embracing the Kindle?