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02/22/2012

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J. Blakeman

I love to read a good book and then give it away. For this reason I have never bought a Kindle although I have always been intrigued. Brad has a tablet for work and I downloaded a couple movies and books for a vacation. Firstly, you have to remember to charge the darn thing, then, if you don't watch the entire movie at one sitting it will erase itself within 24 hours and you are screwed. Also, we didn't have access to wifi at the time and used up our entire allowance of data from verizon for an entire month just to download one movie. Needless to say, I don't have the hang of tablets yet, and not sure I want to!

Jenny Sigsbee

Wait... what was that about the frog in boiling water?? Ew.

I'm always way behind the curve on things like this (new technology)... I wait for y'all to work out the bugs and then give me the real scoop on whether it's worth it or not. Good observations, Amy! I still like the library. Best tax dollars I ever spent. But why do you have to WAIT to download a book from the library?? Isn't it instantly available to everyone?

Me

Jenny...
The boiling frog story is a widespread anecdote describing a frog slowly being boiled alive. The premise is that if a frog is placed in boiling water, it will jump out, but if it is placed in cold water that is slowly heated, it will not perceive the danger and will be cooked to death. The story is often used as a metaphor for the inability of people to react to significant changes that occur gradually. According to contemporary biologists the premise of the story is not literally true; a frog submerged and gradually heated will jump out. However, some 19th-century experiments suggested that the underlying premise is true, provided the heating is sufficiently gradual.Just something I learned about life!

Also...librarys pay for only a certain number of downloads per book...thereby the waiting list! I DO use my kindle but you dont need the "Kindle Fire"...just the basic!

Joanna...not too big on tablets. I have a PC at home and a cell phone with internet...it is just one more thing to carry around. Kindles do not charge for airtime...:)

Thanks for the comments!!

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