A: “My book, now piss off!” (This is what I say to the offending stranger in my head, when in reality I patiently explain that it is an eReader and try to make it clear by my body language that I’d like to go back to reading my book.)
It seems like every time that I take my Nook out in public to read people ask me what it is, why I have it, how I got started with it, and even why the heck I would want an eReader. The irony, of course, is that eReaders are new to most people in the last year, but I have seen and used them for years. I remember years ago my mom got the first eReader that was put out on the market, which like most technology before it, was practically a brick. She could store up to 10 books on it (unimpressive by today’s standards) and RAVED about what a magical and wonderful device it was. I scoffed, telling her that she didn’t know what she was talking about, that paper books were the only way to go and that nobody, NOBODY, I tell you, would be reading ebooks in the future. I will admit it: I was wrong. Dead wrong. Not only would eReaders take off, I would magically own three of them!