I’ve been dashing hither and yon all week, up and down England working on the various components of the business. Every morning seems to start at dawn with a trek to a train station; each evening finds another platform waiting. Fortunately, the weather has turned nice and the stations have turned on WiFi, so it’s been a pleasant series of journeys.
I downloaded three books onto my Nexus to see how the e-reading experience fit with travel, and was pleasantly surprised. I put a big textbook on Data Mining (rented from Amazon rather than purchased), a light memoir from Andrew McCarthy, and a borrowed book from China onto my bookshelf. All downloaded (or installed) cleanly and quickly: it felt like as good a library as the professor’s office that I visited.
The text formats into a nice book-sized page that is crisp and stable, and the page turns as naturally as any book without interrupting the experience. I also subscribed to the XPat Journal, but magazines need the full 10” screen IMHO: the flow of text and pictures are don’t scale to the 7”.
It’s nice to pick up the tablet and pick up the story- I probably read more this week than I have (except at bedtime) in months.
I also did more walking in the cities that I visited, following the Ingress overlays around local landmarks (the Winter Gardens in Sheffield, for example, right). It’s just a game, nothing high concept, and the scope of play seems limited to just finding enemy locations and capturing them.