Thursday, October 25, 2012

Giving Hay the Heave-Ho

I went to Hay on Wye today and sadly this may be my last time. There are posters like the one below dotted around the town. One cafe has asked customers to refrain from using laptops, iPads and iPhones in their premises.

I got my Kindle out in The Granary - which has wi-fi - before I realised that I was putting myself at risk of assault (watch the anti-Kindle video on the hayontv website).

Videos for and against Kindles can be found on Hayontv.com.


You cannot even buy a Kindle book in Hay on Wye (at least from your Kindle) as it has no mobile signal and is currently resisting the introduction of a mast (and a supermarket). Though there is a mobile phone shop...

3 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Karen - How sad that there has to be this conflict. Perhaps it's just me but I really don't see why Kindles and paper books can't co-exist...

Pat said...

I agree with Margot. There really is room for both in the world. Having a kindle has not stopped me from buying books. It certainly wouldn't deter me from buying second-hand books which is what Hay on Wye is all about.

Maxine Clarke said...

How utterly silly, Karen. Reminds me of when the NUJ tried to stop journalists using computers & stick to typewriters (I kid you not).