My mother's birthday is coming up and lately she's been reading a lot of books. So I thought why not get a kindle for her birthday. She's going to be 50 and I was wondering if it'd be a good idea to get her one?
This. I know if my grandmother or mom gave the Kindle half a chance, they'd absolutely fall in love, but both of them are anti-technology for anything that's even remotely computer-related.Flechette said:we talked about getting one for my MiL, and finally on our last visit I asked her if she had any interest in one, and showed her our K3s. Man what a rant I got! She absolutey loathes the technology and is very firmly in the "I want to feel and smell my book" camp
See, this is why I wouldn't ask. If she actually had one in her hands she might think differently (not your MIL necessarily, but the OP's mother) - someone who doesn't like the idea might, in fact, love the reality. This board has lots of folks who were originally naysayers but now love their Kindles.Flechette said:Have you asked her if she would like one? Or has she said anything about wanting one?
we talked about getting one for my MiL, and finally on our last visit I asked her if she had any interest in one, and showed her our K3s. Man what a rant I got! She absolutey loathes the technology and is very firmly in the "I want to feel and smell my book" camp
So glad I didn't listen to her husband or son - cause she definitely doesn't want to try it~
I hear you - my MIL would've been a prime candidate for a Kindle a few years ago - actually it would've needed to be a reader that worked with the library since she's been an avid library reader. Now I don't think she could manage it, and sadly you could probably just keep giving her the same book over and over and she wouldn't remember that she'd read it before.Flechette said:We have given my MiL multiple opportunities to play with ours, showed her the features - the chanagable print, the text to speech... etc no go
and she is an avid reader, but she is anti tech unless you're talking about cameras. I'd say most people would probably love a Kindle, but there are a portion of peeps who are going to hate it no matter what and my MiL falls in that camp~
Her last comment was " if anyone gives me that piece of trash I'm not going to speak to them ever!"
hmm.... now if I thought she actually meant that.... lol