I find that attempting to work on my laptop is a challenge to my focusing skills under normal circumstances. Work colleagues are always sending intriguing links that, of course, lead to other links and further discussion and the occasional “oh yes, I saw this other day that I wanted to share … let me find it again” which in turn leads to other tangential distractions. I am the poster child for the digitally distracted.
At the risk of dating myself, I remember when the HP iPaQ was released. I was rabid to get one, and when I did, one of the first things I did was explore eBooks. In those days, eBooks were limited to a form of PDF especially created and compressed for viewing on a compact device. I am not even sure the concept of an ePUB or a Mobipocket file format was a reality yet. Well, maybe Mobipocket was, but not ePUB and it certainly wasn’t as mainstream as it is now. To get back to the point, I remember this experience [ more ]