First off, Jamaica is an absolutely beautiful country.
Second, the sun is hot. Really hot; something I seem to have stupidly forgotten and now am paying a pretty serious price for. Even SPF 70 sunscreen ( which I didn’t even realize existed until now ) didn’t help.
Third, the age of e-books is upon us!
The last part really shocked me. I was considering picking up a couple “dead tree” books to bring down with me, so I didn’t look like a total dork reading my books on my Galaxy Note. In the end I decided against it, I haven’t purchased a paper book in years and since when did I care about looking like a total dork anyways?
Well, turns out that fear was horrifically misplaced. In fact almost everybody there that was reading was using an e-reader! The Kindle Fire was easily the most popular reader, probably representing about 50% of readers that I saw. This makes me kinda envious, as we sadly can’t get the Fire in Canada. Perhaps even more odd, outside of the Fire, I saw almost no “old” kindles. The Nook seemed to be the most predominant runner up to the Kindle Fire, although Sony seemed to be pretty well represented.
Yes… I really did spend my vacation gawking at people’s e-readers. I was simply staggered at how ubiquitous they have in fact become. You know how many good ole fashion books I saw during my time on vacation? 3.
Oh, and the number of books I actually ended up reading? 0.
Anyways, things should be back to normal with new content in these here parts shortly.
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