RamblesCC Chapman

Paper vs. Digital

RamblesCC Chapman

I'm still digging my Kindle. The geek lust may wear off in a few weeks and I'll change my tune, but right now I really like it. But, last night I ran into a decision that I wasn't ready for.

I'm a big time impulse buyer. This is especially true when it comes to music and books. If I see something an it sounds like something I want, but I can only preorder it, I usually will so that I don't  have to think about it in the future.

Last night it happened when I watched this amazing video and instantly wanted to order a copy of The Whuffie Factor. When I found out you could only pre-order it I went to click on the button and then paused. I didn't pause to question if I wanted it or not. I paused because I pondered if I wanted to read it in paper or digital form. I wondered if I could pre-order for the Kindle. Does Amazon even have that as an option for books? I couldn't find an example of it yet.

Like I said, I wasn't ready for this decision. I can't be the first one to run into it.

In the end I didn't order the book. I'm going to wait and see if it comes out in Kindle format and THEN decide which way I want it.