@mehnyblooms It’s nice to know I’m not the only one around who have picked up such habits. I still love real books, always will but my tablets allow me to read in bed without disturbing my husband as much with the lights.
If you know someone else who wants one, they put them on sale around Mother’s Day. Possibly also other times, but have not noticed.
They also have them out of the warehouse at a decent discount once in a while. I got lucky - ordered a wifi one out of the warehouse. Must have been a return, because it was flawless and never attached to an account (so said CS).
Took me a week to notice it also had 3g cell connectivity.
The Kindle Voyage also has a touch screen. Doesn’t the Paperwhite? I thought it did.
I’ve not only found myself pinching a magazine image to enlarge it, but I’ve also found myself scrolling up a static photo on my monitor. And a while back there was a viral image of a kid about 18 mos old repeatedly trying to pinch a magazine picture. I didn’t feel so dumb after that.
@InnocuousFarmer I use both a mac and a windows machine every day. The difference between using CTRL-C for copy and Command-C get me nearly every time. Very frustrating. At least if I’m in VMWare on the Mac, I can use either method but not if it’s a real Windows machine.
@RedOak Whenever I come across something like this, I chide myself for using a mobile browser in the first place. “Shame, shame,” I say, “You know better than to browse with a thing without plugins and developer tools, where you can’t control the pages you view.”
Often times when I’m looking at a screenshot that someone has posted on Twitter or whatever, I’ll forget that I’m looking at an image of a screenshot and become frustrated when I can’t interact with that app.
More muscle memory than stupidity, I guess, but I constantly hit escape and start typing in colon commands in programs that are decidedly not vim. I’ve accidentally pushed bits of HTML out with randomly placed ':wq’s in them.
@brhfl I’m more frustrated that people don’t know how to crop screenshots. Like when they post an image of a facebook post on facebook as a new facebook post with extra facebook crap included in the image. First, Don’t. Second, you could just share the post instead of capturing a screenshot. Finally, if you going to steal an image, at least crop out so I don’t see facebook comments and like buttons and other crap that is just part of the static image.
Last night I had company over for steaks and movies. We wanted to get info on one of the actors, so I picked up the tv remote, held it close so it could hear me over the tv and conversation and said, “okay Google, what was the last movie starring Michael York?” The phone answered me from the next room and we all realized I was talking to the tv remote.