Thoughts on reading books
Like most people, I didn’t read much. Of course I read school materials and such like normal people, but I had problems reading books. Couldn’t concentrate. But I was good at beginning with them, that was my proper skill. I’ve started more books than you have bought coffees, but I simply couldn't finish.
And this was a 4-5 months ago. I’ve changed. So what got me started?
John Green. I read “Looking For Alaska” by him, which is a considerable easy reading, at the same time funny. So then, a dozen days later, I got a Kindle Paperwhite. It’s a reading tablet with touch, for the ones not knowing. Since I’m the guy who likes to read 3-4 books at the same time, it was much more practical.
What I love about the Kindle, is that it’s just a screen, touch, and a power button. No sound, no headphones, no keyboard. This makes it really thin, which makes it more practical than a physical book. Even though I’m a really nostalgic person, and love book bindings and pressing, i find physical books unpractical to read.
Also you have free access to the Kindle Store even outside Wi-Fi hostages though 3G, which has many free classics and considerable cheap contemporary books. It’s not even hard to download books via torrent sites.
And with that, reading becomes so much more easy, and people should read more, especially Norwegians.
Recently, in my later life, I’ve noticed something with other people. They don’t share the same opinion with me on absolutely everything. And that is, in this case, interacting with computers, or PC’s.
When I grew up, our family had a markable opinion on what operating software one should have. Mac OSX. That was the real thing, the one and only OS you actually could get something done with. But it was more than that, it was this Windows humiliate, almost like religous beliefs. Also, computers running Windows were reffered to as PC’s, which has caused many argues in my life.
I didn’t get to know a PC. I only knew it was rubbish, and had visual disturbing elements, which isn’t good when it comes to productivity.
Later, when I started school, I started realizing that people actually used PC’s, also when it came to creative production, which was a bit odd for me. At that time, I actually did not know much of any of the operating systems, I just judged it based on my family’s views.
Now, when I have a better understanding, I still use a Mac, also I barely understand why anyone would use Windows. If I could take a guess, it’s three reasons why anyone would buy a Wondows-based computer: One: Lack of knowledge; Two: Economy; Three: Gaming.
I think if people knew what Mac OSX were, more people would buy it, my prove is that Mac sales now are increasing terribly much. PC arguers say «Macs are so much more expensive than Apple’s actual production expences.», then Mac arguers would say «That was before. Now it’s the same prize you fool.» I’m not here to disappoint you, but the PC arguer is right. Macs are expencive.
Concluding, I think we need to stop judging and beeing so conservative. I can take myselves in that, but I still think Mac OSX is the most fluent operating system in the world.