Kenneth (kensmind) wrote in polloftheday,
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I'm away at a conference and am surprised to see how many people have iPads and Kindles. Sooo...



If you wanted a handheld computer for reading, which would you get (or which would you recommend)?

An IPad
7(12.5%)
A Kindle
10(17.9%)
A Sony Reader
1(1.8%)
Some other product (comment and tell us which one)
0(0.0%)
Hell if I know, I'm as clueless about this as you are
21(37.5%)
I wouldn't ever want such a device
16(28.6%)
Something else (what?)
1(1.8%)

Do you have (or are you planning to purchase) such a device?

Yes, an IPad
2(3.6%)
Yes, a Kindle
7(12.7%)
Yes, a Sony Reader
0(0.0%)
Yes, some other such device (please comment and tell us which)
1(1.8%)
Yes, two or more of the aforesaid devices
0(0.0%)
No, but I wish I did
9(16.4%)
No and I never will
28(50.9%)
Something else (what?)
8(14.5%)

Check off the reasons why you got such a device, or why you would like one, or why you don't want one

It's easier than carrying books around, especially when you travel
19(11.0%)
It performs the other functions of a computer (e.g. web browsing, email)
11(6.4%)
They're cheap
0(0.0%)
They're a cheaper alternative to buying textbooks
2(1.2%)
It takes up less space than a bunch of books
19(11.0%)
The screen is hard on the eyes, unlike a book
19(11.0%)
I can read a book easier than I can read a computer screen
24(13.9%)
They're expensive
22(12.7%)
I like books and would rather have a book than a computer file
33(19.1%)
I'm a luddite and don't like new technology
2(1.2%)
I worry that I might lose such a small device or it will get stolen. With a book, who cares?
12(6.9%)
Something else (what)?
10(5.8%)

I don't have such a device. Should I get one? (I like to read a lot).

Hell to the Yes
7(13.7%)
Don't do it
2(3.9%)
Do what you want, I don't care
41(80.4%)
Something else (what?)
1(2.0%)
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