Even if you’re not an Apple enthusiast, you have to be a little pleased about the iPad for a couple of reasons. First, it’s given us the best crop of immature feminine protection product jokes since junior high; and second, it put just enough of a squeeze on the e-reader market that prices are starting to drop.
Now, I know someone out there is going, “What?? I just bought a Kindle! And I paid more!” Rumor has it that Amazon is doing price adjustments on Kindles purchased in the last month; so if you bought within 30 days, please do contact customer service for a refund. (I’m not sure about the nook, though it would certainly be worth a try if you bought one just prior to the price drop.)
I have to say that—as stingy as I am—I broke down and bought a bunch of digital books to load onto my Sony Reader before the cruise, and I became totally addicted to the convenience of it while we were away. It’s not going to replace the feel/smell/experience of a real book, but when you’re trying to pack light, it’s very nice to have around.