The electronic revolution is in full swing. Making a phone call with your hand held device is just one of a hundred functions you can perform …at some point you may wonder why anyone still calls it a phone!
Poor souls with a foot solidly stuck in the past are about to get left behind…literally.If you are on the down hill side of sixty then you may yearn for the good old days.Sorry, they appear to be over.
Any Drill Instructor teaching Marine recruits at Parris Island will at some stage of their training tell them that they must “adapt and overcome” to all situations. Good advice.
Step into your local library and look at the shelves. In very short order they may become vestiges of the past. Half the books purchased last year were e-books! Yes, they were electronic books downloaded to a hand held device of one design or another. Half the books purchased!
The smart publishers have adapted and are overcoming this simple sales statistic by selling these electronic devices right from the lobby of their book stores. Some of these devices can download not just from the local bookstore, but from the library as well!
Imagine being able to read a “book” in complete darkness…the screen of the device providing all the light you need! And did I mention that the cost of these electronic books is about half of what you would pay to purchase a hard-cover book?
Do yourself a favor and look into the e-book devices. They would be the perfect gift for your older grand child…and get one for yourself!
They have weird names like Kindle and Nooks and Sony Reader…but they will forever change the way you think about reading. They will increase your grand child’s reading time as well because it’s easy and fun to use.
Here are some places to start gathering information so you can make an informed choice:
www.ebook88.com…this site will discuss several devices and features with side by side comparisons. Amazon.com would be another place to electronically visit.
In Germantown you can hold these devices in your hands at stores like Best Buy located at 20914 Frederick Road in Germantown, Md. or 1200 Rockville Pike in nearby Rockville, Md. Call 1-888-BEST BUY if you have questions about store hours or directions.
Take the grand children with you when you go shopping! Welcome to the twenty-first century!