The latest on real estate recordings and new technology from the Middlesex North Registry of Deeds in Lowell
I am one of the foremost advocates of electronic books at the registry of deeds, but when it comes to reading a novel at home, I still go for the centuries old technology found in the paperback book. That all might be changing. Recently, I’ve noticed many advertisements (ironically in print version newspapers) for Sony’s “Reader”, an attractive, intriguing electronic book reader. Not to be outdone, Amazon plans to roll out its version of an electronic reader for the holidays. Called the “Kindle”, this device connects wirelessly to Amazon to permit downloading from their vast inventory of books. (The Sony device requires you to attach it to and sync it with a computer to update it’s content). Because it’s wireless, the Amazon product also serves as an internet browser and, because it has a full keyboard, a note taker while you’re reading. I’m not certain that I’ll enjoy electronic books when it comes to reading for pleasure, but I’ll be giving it a try (soon after the “holidays”, I hope). I never thought I could do without my print version of the newspaper, but I find that on days when the paper is delivered late or I’m up early, powering up my laptop and reading the news online has become an adequate substitute for my breakfast-time fix of news and sports information intake. We’ll soon find out if the transition will be as easy with the latest bestseller.
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