Just became a recent convert to e-readers. Got a Kindle, but not wedded to this specific device. I really like the whole category now that I’ve got one in my hands. I’m enjoying reading books on a device rather than holding a book and flipping pages. I do most of my personal reading in bed early or late, and it feels really natural, and even more comfortable. I swear I’m reading faster too.
I’m kind of into the one-task aspect of e-readers, precisely because they don’t let me check e-mail, check Twitter or view a video. The book format is still a sacred space for concentrated absorption in a story or topic. I get enough pressure to multi-task in front of my computer screen, and I think a multi-function device like the iPad might just add another distraction-driving device.
If you’re into reading, you’ve got to check these devices out. Bummer that the price of e-books looks like they just spiked, but still I’d say it’s worth it. Consider a more open device for more options on content. I hear the Barnes & Noble nook has more options on content, including the sharing of books. Might just have to pick one up for my wife in order to check it out.