I love to read! I saw the Amazon Kindle and just knew I had to have one! My husband looked at them and decided that the Sony eReaders were getting better reviews, so that's what we got. The eReader fits in to my handbag with much greater ease than my yarn, and I take it with me when I think I won't actually get to use it...or the kids didn't let me finish my chapter.
So, I won some free laser hair removal (hope that is not too personal and off topic for ya) and I am sitting in the waiting room and I whip out my eReader, since I don't expect to be waiting long. Instead of reading, I spend the whole time explaining what it was to each new person who comes in. I thought this was super crazy, because I am never on the cutting edge of technology. One lady wanted to know if it was expensive and I was like wince sort of, I told her about how much and she thought I was looney. She said "I guess that's okay if you're a reader". Huh? Aftwerwards I realized the cost of the reader was a drop in the bucket compared to the cost of the hair removal! I have since realized that people don't read anymore and that is why no one has seen these electronic books.
After reading many forum post about strange things non-knitters have said to you or weird reactions while knitting in public, I have started to wonder how long it will be before it is considered strange to read out and about. Paper is just so last century.