An eReader Story
Stranded on snowbound Sevenoaks station in Kent over Christmas without any sign of incoming trains, all I could do was wait for something to come along, so I did what I always do in trying times and turned to a book. I had grabbed a mass-market paperback from my shelf before leaving the house – it was small and neat and fitted my pocket – but it was about six years old, and as I folded the pages back the dried-out spine cracked and half the pages fluttered out – into the wet snow. So I searched for the story I was reading on Stanza, the iPhone’s excellent reading app, downloaded it and continued reading the story.
It might become a generational thing, but I can now see that this is how I’ll be using eReaders – as a back-up to books, not the other way around.