Why do I do This to Myself?

A few days ago, I discovered that Amazon was selling their Fire7 tablet (“New!  Improved!”) for about $35.

So, of course, I ordered one.

It arrived today, and at 7:00 I took it out of its wrappings and turned it on, and by 7:30 I was filing to return it.

The long and short of it is that inexpensive tablets haven’t improved since my last stab at one, and it’s not just Windows tablets that suck.

Why do I keep doing this to myself?  Why do I hope, against hope, that this time they got it right?

Look, I know this is supposed to be an absolutely entry-level everything-to-everyone tablet.  I get that.  But my phone works better.  And does more.

Using this for just a few minutes reminded me of why I don’t ordinarily feel that my life is incomplete without something that fits between my notebook and my phone.

Ned Ludd strikes again.

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