Monday, June 20, 2011

Family Physicist has fun with family's funds :)

Okay, it's for our--well, mostly my--benefit.

First, our son the Physics grad student helped me choose an iPod, so that I could stop schlepping around my CD player.

Then, last time he visited, he took us shopping for a new camera.

And yesterday, he schlepped us to a Barnes and Noble bookstore, from which I emerged the owner of a Nook e-reader.

Eventually, I'll get the hang of 21st-century technology.

(Photos to follow, as soon as I get around to uploading them.)

Update: Methinks my husband just got himself a Nook, if he wants it--I forgot that touchscreens don't respond consistently to my fingers, for some reason. When I touched the same "key" 10 times, and another key five times, and nothing happened . . .

Evening update: The, er, no-longer-resident expert says that I'm supposed to tap touchscreens very lightly and quickly. So maybe the problem is that I'm too much like a typist in the way I'm handling this contraption. I'll give it another try tomorrow.


Anonymous rivkayael said...

The nook sometimes has lag time. You need to wait a second or two before it responds. I also had similar issues with the touchpad when I received one as a gift, but they have vanished after repeated use, probably practice.

I also found it slightly cheaper to get books for the Nook because I don't have to pay for shipping to get them online. My 2 cents...

Wed Jun 22, 12:01:00 PM 2011  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

Thanks for the tip. I'll give the Nook another few days.

Wed Jun 22, 08:55:00 PM 2011  

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