I promise that I didn’t stay up late last night. I wasn’t editing the last pages of the hard copy of Once a Valkyrja. And I defintely wasn’t put the finishing touches on that shower scene in Keeping Mhari with William and Mhari…Yummy…Opps! Okay, so I’m a horrible liar. I was doing all of that. Which is why I slept in and have yet to begin chapter 6 revisions of Once a Valkyrja at 11am, and am procrastinating by watching Star Trek: the Next Generation.
Now I’m not a hard-core, die-hard fan of Star Trek. I do not own any of the toys or have a uniform from my favorite character(s). But I do enjoy the interplay of the characters in the show. I like the core message in all the episodes. I like the adventure that they find themselves in. And occasionally I find something to laugh about.
Today it was Captain Jean Luc Picard reading an eBook on his eReader. It looked surprising;y similar to my Amazon Kindle, definitely not up to par with iPad. Not sure what great classic or detective novel he might have been reading when he was interpreted, but it really doesn’t matter. I was more amazed that someone over 20 years ago forsaw what nice things a handy reading device would be and it took them so long to put the very thing out in the market.
I love that fiction became reality. Just like some of the things in the James Bond movies find their way into the real world years and years after they were used in the movies. I love that my eReader is in Star Trek, or at least its proto-type. And I don’t blame the crew of the Enterprise for having eReaders instead of carrying around an entire library of books that might be lost in a space battle or would take up tons of room.
It’s the same reason I bought my Amazon Kindle. No, not the battle in space part, the taking up tons of room in a limited room house. That, and my husband refused to dish out money for more books that I don’t have the room to shelve anymore. So now all my reading is done on my Kindle, and when I find a book that I love and just have to own because I’ll read it over and over again, I can buy it. Also I don’t kill as many trees reading them on my eReader and deleting them later if I don’t like it. And in the event that I survive the coming Apocolypse that might happen in my lifetime, I will have shevles of books from which to read. No need for batteries.