One last thought about my work-cation — specifically, flying with a nook tablet. On the flight out, I forgot all the security rules. I sent my backpack through the scanner thing without taking out the nook, my quart-sized bag full of less than 3 oz. bottles, anything. I remembered to take my watch off. That’s about it. (Note: this did not lead to any additional bag searches, which I find hilarious after starandrea’s post about setting off the scanners.
That’s totally not the point of the post, though. Because one of the things that really differentiates the nook tablet from the kindle is that it doesn’t have the looks-like-paper screen. This has occasionally been something I regret (like the one time I tried to read it outside). But on a plane, the seats are super close together. And I spent part of the flight reading the Sky Mall catalog over my coworker’s shoulder, so I know it’s easily done. And I have a lot of not-exactly-G-rated fics on my nook.
Clearly this is all leading to me reading Asymptote (by tahariel) on the plane (which was great, but *totally* not the fic I thought it was when I picked it), with my former boss on one side and a total stranger on the other. And I’m thinking, ‘Well, this is suddenly awkward. But wait! It’s not a looks-like-paper screen! They probably can’t read it AT ALL from their angles!’
I’m telling you, it was a relief. Thanks, nook tablet!
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