Several weeks ago Bonney asked me; “What would you like for a Christmas gift?” Now, that is a dangerous question. The problem is I have everything I need and almost everything I want but I still have to answer the question about a Christmas gift.
Bonney’s birthday was November 21 and I gave her a Kindle e-book reader as one of her birthday gifts. She really has been enjoying it. A free download came with the Kindle and she discovered a location where she could download books whose copyright had expired. The Public library also offers e-books for check-out but many of their books are wait listed when someone checks out the only available copy.
While researching the Kindle I was attracted to the idea of owning a tablet like the i-pad or either a Kindle Fire or Nook color electronic reader. I had no idea how I would use any of them but I was attracted to the idea. I usually listen to audiobooks and download an audiocopy of the weekly Economist Magazine to which I subscribe. I listen to these on a MP-3 player I purchased years ago.
I explained my struggle with selection with my son Ben. He suggested I consider something different…an Apple iPod Touch! The iPod is similar to the iPhone except without the phone capability. It has many useful features but most important it serves as an audio MP3 player and also allows me to connect to the Internet and even read my e-mail wherever Wi-fi is available.(A Wi-Fi enabled device such as a PC, video game console, mobile phone, MP3 player or PDA can connect to the Internet when within range of a wireless network connected to the Internet. ) We have Wi-fi at home which allows both Bonney and I to connect with the Internet with separate computers. Wi-fi is also available at many coffee shops and fast food restaurants. But most important to me, the Apple Ipod Touch does not include a phone capability and I don’t have to pay a monthly telephone fee.
So, “Bonney, I would like an Apple iPod Touch.”