Tuesday, March 03, 2009

I Have Seen the Future. . .

. . . and it's a one-room library with nothing but Kindles. The lone librarian sits behind a desk. You get into the single line. When you get to the desk, the librarian asks for the first letter of the last name of the author you want to read. You answer. The librarian hands you the correct Kindle and scans the barcode tattooed on your wrist. You leave. Life is sweet.

9 comments:

Henry Melton said...

I just exchanged a Tweet with a guy who had intended to buy a Kindle, but none of the books he was interested in was in their catalog.

Bill Crider said...

But before long, everything will be.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Now if they just administered the dose of soylent green about then....

Todd Mason said...

"Soylent Green is MADE OF KINDLES!"

My brother has just complained to me of the Digital Rights Management restrictions of the Kindle and Kindle 2.

Todd Mason said...

"I'm sorry, Mr. Cider [sic], you're one hour too late to receive access...aren't you adjusted to Central Kindle Time?"

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

If I had to rely on libraries for my reading I'd never do any. The fault lies not with libraries, but with me.

George said...

You can buy an awful lot of used books for the price of a Kindle 2. That being said, I have to admit I'm tempted. Stop me before I go to the Dark Side!

Bill Crider said...

You really should wait for the Kindle 3. Or 4.

Todd Mason said...

The KindleBerry. Two years, tops.