Life is not easy. Especially when you are in a family of invisible illnesses and disabilities. It can be serious, funny and downright hard! But we make it. Just like everyone else. We just do it in a different style.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Okay, I Give In

All I want for a Kindle DX.

I have to admit something. I am an procrastinating early adopter. Is that an oxymoron? Well, whatever it is, that identifies me. Let me explain.

I love technology. From the first time, my brother took me on a tour of an IBM plant back in..., well, whatever year that was that computer mainframes took up entire rooms, I have been hooked. Not the programmer, webmaster, system analyst kind of hooked, but the I have gotta have it, figure out how to make my life fit it and it fit my life, kind of hooked.

I spent a lot of time and money getting things first.

And, then I woke up. I was tired of getting things first, only to be a beta tester who paid full price. I was tired of bugs, patches and upgrades. So, I decided that even though every fiber of my being stretched toward buying (or pre-ordering as the case may be) techie stuff first, I would wait.

It is hard. So very hard.

You have to listen to all the people blather on about their iPhones, iPods, netbooks, 17 inch laptops, I have to go on?

Well, this is the ONE time that I am SO glad I waited. When the Kindle came out, I watched people pre-order. My little heart sputtered. I wanted one. A line that can only be said with the appropriate pout. But, I stuck by my guns and waited. First generations ALWAYS goes through an upgrade (look what happened with the iPhone!).

I waited. Out came Kindle 2. Then, the controversy started.

Where was the sound? The blind community felt left out. There were petitions and Twitter Blitzes.

I waited some more. By this time, I knew another upgrade was coming. And, here it is.

Was this thing made for me or not?

If you are knew to my blog, you may not know that I have vision issues. I need everything larger. Everything. Another thing you may not know is that I have a book collection bordering around 630 books (the one categorized already) and counting. I LOVE READING. And, I have waited for the day, when I could carry my books around with me in a slip of a device.

I have read some people disparaging the nearly $500 price tag. When I think about the Optelec Farview that I want that costs over $700, I am willing to deal with the price. I will probably use both equally as much.

So, for once, you hear about something Mom wants. Let's hope the rest of the family can afford me!