All the visitors have gone together with the hurly-burly comings and goings. Gradually the routine is reverting to its usual gentle daily proceedings. Very recently I discovered a book lying around. It wasn’t mine and I did not recognize it as belonging to one of the family. I assumed someone left it behind. The title was intriguing, so I turned to the back cover to read the synopsis. Even more intriguing. Yes, sometime I will read this book.
As a consequence of this small insignificant action I began to ponder about how much things have changed over the past few years. Technological developments have hugely increased the number of appliances available as well as the complexity of just about everything.
Whether this is for the best is still a subject of sometimes fierce debate. Without a doubt it is changing our lives. The current “new” device a kindle is having a wide-ranging impact on the book industry. If kindles force books to become obsolete then incidences like mine will not happened.
It has to be admitted that kindles do allow us motorhomers to take lots of books away with us but without taking up a lot of space and being heavy. A counter argument to this is that kindles cannot be used unless they are charged. This results in a greater dependence upon electric hook up.
As with all technological advances there are pros and cons. The difficulty is trying to assess what is beneficial for you.
This is the eternal dilemma for all motorhomers;- convenience with all that modern technology has to offer or back to nature simplicity.
For me, I would be lost without my ipod. Why? Not for the music I have on it because I don’t have much. What I would miss is all the podcasts that I download regularly as well as the talking books. Having an ipod means that I do not need to take a radio or CD player or CD’s and only a very few novels. That is a whole overhead locker now unused. Though I have to charge my ipod regularly it is not too onerous because it holds a charge for several days .
I have had my ipod for some time so it is very basic. I would find the newer models surplus to requirements. I am not interested in playing games on it or storing photos or videos.
I would never have thought of getting an ipod but for my daughter. She arranged to get me one for my birthday and showed me how to use it. I have not looked back since.
This is the problem with all devices:- trying to decided which ones best suit you without spending a fortune and getting to grips with them once you have them.