I’m trying to decide whether I can justify the expense of treating myself to the new Kindle Paperwhite 3G when I already have the original, non-3G, version (Plus a K3** and a Fire HD).
**Which Amazon, despite it’s official tag being Kindle 3 on release, now call Kindle Keyboard – I prefer K3.
It all depends on how much hospitals are going to feature in my future – and it could be rather a lot. It depends on how successful treatment is for my lymphoedema, in the main but, also, as I get older (if I get older – the jury is still out on that), my COPD and my heart problems will also contribute their freight of fuckuppery.
Then there’s the financial consideration. Right now, I have the money, but the way Cameron’s and IDS’s anti-sick and disabled, anti-poor, and anti-unemployed Pogrom is progressing, I think it’s only a matter of time before we pensioners are sucked in too (though a major consideration for any political party must be the vast number of votes in our hands, unlike the other groups). However, neither logic nor common sense prevail as far as Cameron, IDS and Osborne are concerned – incompetence and bigotry, hatred and insanity, hold sway in the realms of Westminster.
So while I have the money now, in the future I might not. It does, then, seem to make sense to invest now.
Thing is, by linking my current Paperwhite to my Galaxy S3, I can get it online easily enough. It does mean, however, that I’d be running down two batteries, and in hospital, that’s a major consideration, as spare electrical sockets for charging are at a premium.
Final consideration – with two Paperwhites, I can keep the 3G version permanently in my hospital kit, and keep the other, as now, for day to day use.
OK, then – I’m convinced. How about you?
Almost forgot – I’m a bit of a geek, and a gadget freak to boot, so how can I not do this?
And it’s ordered. Goddamn, I’m a persuasive bugger!