Sailor shirts and field hockey... something I wore in my childhood, and played in my teen years. I do neither now but reading is a life-long habit. Kick-boxing is something new I tried and now I'm in a boot cast and my hiking trips in the Pecos Wilderness are on hiatus until September at least. This 1922 art rendering, titled Field Hockey Player, is fabulous, isn't it?
Last week I wrote on the $359 Kindle e-reader and in a discussion since then with a friend, thought about how easy it would be to carry one around on travels or even read at night. I'm on the verge and seriously thinking of getting one with my limited book shelf and my need to not be as active until my leg is healed.
Amazon's Kindle is gaining traction after reducing its price (but some say it is still too high to go mainstream?) and an article notes that the sweet spot might be here as it is "a greener, easy-to-use device that heralds the industry's future." Amazon's ebooks sell for $9.99 and they stay retrievable and you can put up to 200 on your Kindle. Kindle users are buying 2 1/2 as many books as their dead-tree-buying book customers.
What do I see then, next? Swapping Kindles with a friend who has similar reading tastes. Then what will happen to the $37 billion U.S. book publishing industry?
Limping along Cheers.