Passed around at this morning's staff meeting …

… or, as we call it, cupcake o’clock, was a Kobo …

And yes, it’s pretty. It’s cute. It’s slim and attractive. I might even be tempted to take it out for a drink if it could hold forth intelligently on matters of re-loading fairytales and shoe purchasing.

But, as I whispered to it just before I handed it back to its mother, “I’m sorry, but you don’t feel right. You don’t smell right either … no eau de paper or ink.”

Then again, I suppose the scribe who stylused Hammurabi’s Code would have looked at a paper-based manuscript from the Middle Ages, hugged his clay tablet to his chest and muttered “It’ll never take – paper? Honestly, it’s sooooo Egyptian. Why, papyrus has only one use that’s wiping one’s …”

Well, you get the picture.


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2 Responses to Passed around at this morning's staff meeting …

  1. I was all ready to pony up my $199 until I actually saw one at Borders and flicked through a few pages. I like the look and feel of it, and I can even live with the all-in-one nav button (although I’d prefer separate ones), but the way the screen changes is awful. It flicks from black text on white background to white text on black background and then back again as you “turn” each page, in about half a second.

    Okay, it doesn’t seem like a big deal, but considering I’d be turning pages every 30 seconds or so (reading on Medium sized text to avoid eye strain), it would get very, very annoying very, very quickly – about as un-booklike a reading experience as you can get.

    Read … flash-flash-flash … read … flash-flash-flash … read … you get the picture. Blrugh.

    So I am sad. Was looking forward to Kobo. Now will have to wait to see if they fix this in the next release.

  2. angelaslatter says:

    🙂 Back to the old clay tablet drawing board 🙂