Thursday, 4 February 2010
Some time ago I wrote about my disappointment with the e-readers that are on the market: for around 200 euros you get a machine that has no colour, can read no comics and no extra functions. So, when a few days ago Steve Jobs presented the iPad for Apple, I got several mails from people about this gadget.
I have no idea if this is what I want, but it sure looks much better than all the other e-readers I have seen so farso far. (Although Rob sent me a link to another e-reader that I would like to hold in my hand. I am afraid I cannot give you that link here and now, but I will come back to that later.)
Here is a portrait that I made of Steve Jobs:
Some years ago (six?) I got one of these white 30gb iPods as a present, for a painting job that I did for somebody. He bought it for me in New York, when these things were not yet available in Holland. I hardly used it, apart from using it as a external hard disc for the old computer that I used back then. I prefer a simple life, with as little as machines as possible. Before I buy an iPad or another e-reader, I must be sure that it can do what I would like to do with it. And basically I want to listen to podcasts, read blogs, e-zines and e-books while I am on a train. But i can very well do without, so I am not in a hurry.
Here is another 45 from the pile that Milan Hulsing sent me some weeks ago. It is a promo record for ”Tunnelvision”
“Tunnelvision” apparently was comedy movie, made in 1976. But considering what happened after 1976 this record sounds more like a prophecy: