So I told the Thriller several days ago that I was going to make one purchase or the other; not both. (Between you and me, I want to hold out for getting “the other” as a Mother’s Day gift FROM HIM. Shhh.) Getting both just isn’t in the budget right now.
So which one is it? I’ve gone back and forth within the last 24 hours. My contract with Verizon allows for a discount upgrade this Sunday. I will choose by then. I really had my mind made up to get the Droid until I read this article in the Guardian, which suddenly found me wanting a nook all the more. Guy made me laff, too:
The lack of a cover immediately alters your purchasing habits. As soon as I got the ebook [reader], I went on a virtual shopping spree, starting with the stuff I thought I should read – Wolf Hall, that kind of thing – but quickly found myself downloading titles I’d be too embarrassed to buy in a shop or publicly read on a bus. Not pornography, but something far worse: celebrity autobiographies.
Hey, what’s wrong with celeb bios? I like ’em…
Of course, there are far more important things in life to think and worry about than which toy I want. But at the moment, I’m having trouble coming up with an example.
Fink (pretentious wonk) out.