Well there I was, sitting on a flight to Seville when I thought “Hey, let’s dig out that Sony Reader and get people interested” (not showing off – I was categorically not showing off!). So I get it out and have a read, all is well. Notice a few funny looks, maybe someone might be encouraged to buy on. Well, if they were they weren’t convinced for long….
After having a little read I thought I’d have a look at some photos I had uploaded on there. I hadn’t had a proper chance to have a look when I first uploaded them, so I thought I would have a look now. Big mistake. I selected a photo and waited for the pixelisation to clear. And waited. And waited. Before the screen went blank and wouldn’t come back on again. Very odd, especially as the battery was 3/4 full when I put the picture on and the battery should last for around five reads of War and Peace . This certainly wasn’t going to convince anyone and I could feel the smug eyes burning in the back of my head (well, to the side really, behind me was the rear of my seat). I frantically played with the on switch. Then I left it. Then I switched it on again. Nothing. Zip. Nada. Zilcho. Resigned to returning my beloved gizmo and getting a replacement/refund, I plunged it in my bag and hoped that maybe if I plugged it in to the computer at my in-laws’ house, it might just work again.
Luckily, having plugged it in, it worked fine (huge relief). Must have been a little gremlin in the works. Hopefully it won’t return soon, otherwise even I might question the value of e-books (yes, even I). And to all those who saw me on the flight to Seville from Gatwick this morning – it works fine and don’t let my Reader’s little hissy fit put you off. Unless it happens repeatedly. That may be a different story.