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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 … Continue reading

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A Tablet Desiderata (In Which I Become Ned Ludd)

Luddites, who theoretically take their name from Ned Ludd, are supposed to be opposed to technology. I, on the other hand, love technology.  Computers, smart phones, you name it. But as of today, I have to confess that I hate … Continue reading

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Of Books and Sandwiches

In this week’s New Yorker, George Packer has an article speculating on whether Amazon is good for books. Let me be clear on this.  I think Amazon is great for books.  I’m particularly a fan of the Kindle Paperwhite, which … Continue reading

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Apologies…

I had intended to launch the Chautauqua sooner, but I made the classic blunder:  a new device.  Reading Zen & the Art on my cell phone was hurting my eyes, so I purchased an Amazon Kindle.  Going way back to … Continue reading

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