When digital photography took off, I stubbornly refused to go digital for a long time. I love the look of pictures taken on film. Our wedding photographer shot both digital and film photos and I could tell a big difference and didn't like the digital photos much. But eventually I bought a little digital camera to take just around the house kind of pictures to cut some of the expense of developing photos and then my husband got me a DSLR and I haven't touched film in years. Considering the number of photos I take, I've paid for my expensive DSLR many times over. And now you really can't tell much difference since the quality of digital photography just gets better all the time.
My current technology hold out is eReaders. I don't own a Kindle or Nook or anything of the sort, despite the fact that I read. A lot. I love the feel of a book in my hands. One of my friends told me that I'm the only person she knows who can read a paperback without breaking the spine, which can't be true since all the books I borrow from my sister are pristine, like they just came off the bookstore shelf.
I'm starting to reconsider, though. I don't buy books anymore, and am ready to box up all the books I have here, since my kids like to scatter them about the house. Plus, I rarely reread a book, so I don't really need to keep it on hand. There are a few I would never part with, but for the most part, I'm ready to get rid of the whole lot of them. I generally get my books at the library, but our library is tiny so I have to request books from neighboring libraries and wait for them to be delivered to my library. It takes a few days, which isn't all that inconvenient to someone with patience. I'm not someone with patience.
I started thinking that it would just be awesome to be able to download a book from the library onto my eReader. It would be free (of course, it would disappear after a while, but like I said, I don't need to keep them), I could get it as soon as I want it, and I wouldn't have to worry about whether or not there is a parking space at the library (there usually isn't). And I wouldn't have to be on a waiting list for popular books. Plus, my kids couldn't lose my bookmark - which happens daily. I try to tell myself I could even take it to the gym, but I'm not sure how well I would be able to read and do the elliptical. I'm not extremely coordinated and it doesn't take much to throw me off my stride. Plus, I can't read and listen to music, and I need my music at the gym.
I might even be geeky and make it a bookish cover.
So, maybe I'll dive into the eBook age before too long. We'll see. Until then, I need to see when my sister will be home so I can get the rest of the Sookie Stackhouse series. I'm feeling a little obsessed. ;)