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Time to read

Today I picked up a parcel of new books, including:

  • Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do
  • Paper Prototyping: The Fast and Easy Way to Design and Refine User Interfaces
  • Designing Collaborative Systems: A Practical Guide to Ethnography

I’m really looking forward to reading them – they all sounded interesting and should contain lots of useful information.

The only problem is – I’ve never quite figured out how to get through these types of books. They aren’t really written for snuggling in front of the fire on a cold winter’s afternoon (or for sitting outside as the sun sets, depending on the season). There is too much to get through over breakfast each day. They are too geeky to read on public transport. And I can’t get immersed enough to abandon everything to spend a weekend reading (unlike the recent Harry Potter weekend where the clothes stayed dirty and we ate out of tins).

So, am I going to actually read these books, or will I get through a few chapters then leave them sitting on the shelf, with the bookmarks still in place? Only time will tell…

One Response to “Time to read”

  1. Peter Says:

    From my experience – the more I used all these gadget like PCs, laptops etc, the less information I can remember (I even can’t remember phone of my girlfriend – It’s in my mobile phone)

    >Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do