A while ago I noticed a competition on Random House Australia's website to win a Sony EReader. So I entered. Bit of a reflex action I must admit, but I was so very very thrilled when I got an email recently that let me know I'd won a Sony Touch EReader.
The beautiful, shiny new EReader arrived yesterday and it really is a very nice thing. Touch Screen, very clear reading screen - I'm looking forward to using it immensely.
Although as with all these consumer devices Sony seem to be stuck in Windows world. The Reader Library software that comes with it, as per usual, is available on Mac and Windows and not for the operating system that we've been using for years now - Linux.
I do wish these companies would snap out of their mainstream centric thinking and realise that a hell of a lot of new technology adopters aren't going to be using mainstream OS environments. Still, luckily the Linux world is full of people who think about these things and there's ways around the stupidity.
The other problem I'm always struggling with is reading time... I have GOT to figure out a way to get more reading done!
Thank you to Random House for their wonderful competition.