A friend of mine has a little gadget in his ear and he talks to himself and apparently he is in conversation on the phone. I did not know that. He was talking to himself and I asked him if he was all right. He said be had Bluetooth. I advised him to visit a dentist before it gets worse.
Some years ago we were at our friend's house enjoying a lovely barbecue
in the garden with his family. It was warm and sunny and all was well
Until I asked my friend if he had a newspaper.
"Join the 21st Century," he laughed, "we don't have newspapers in this house. Here have my Kindle!"
Well ... that wasp certainly did not know what hit it as it went to meet its maker.
For some reason my friend became furiously angry as bits of plastic broke off from his Kindle and started flying all over the place. He started calling me all sort of unrepeatable names.
Everyone stopped what they were doing in shock and amazement.
He calmed down a little when his 4 year old child asked innocently what some of the words meant.
When he'd calmed down once again he explained what a Kindle was and its purpose.
"Oh ..." I said, "I thought it was a mouse mat for the computer, or a fly swatter. It looks the right size to be both!"
He thought I was being funny ... which I wasn't, I assure you.
I calmed him down by offering to buy him another Kindle.
He then went on about the number of books on his Kindle and other documents and pictures which were now lost forever and had to be "downloaded" again.
I guess one can transfer books from a broken Kindle to a new one? Can you?