In the year 1878 I took my degree of Doctor of Medicine of the University of London, and proceeded to Netley to go through the course prescribed for surgeons in the army.
-- A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Thanks to Steve Anderson, who I had coffee with when I was considering getting an iPhone, I learned that I could download a kindle app to my iPhone and have a book with me in my pocket. So I downloaded the first Sherlock Holmes book. I wanted to start with a free e-book, in case I didn't like it.
But I do. It was pretty intuitive, and I learned how to set the color to "sepia" so the background is offwhite and the text is brown, so it is a little softer to look at. And I figured out how to bookmark the page where I stop, so I can go back to it. I don't think I'll be giving up my print books any time soon, but it is fun to have. It came in handy when I was waiting for a friend for breakfast the other day.