Why I’m finally considering buying a tablet

I’ve never wanted a tablet until now.

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Josh Miller/CNET)

Tablets have never interested me much, but for the first time ever, I’m entertaining the idea of getting one. It’s not because of yesterday’s iPad announcement, either; it’s for a reason I never imagined would come out of mouth. But more on that in a bit.

First, a little about my apathy for tablets. My reason for not buying one is simple, really: I just don’t need one.

When I’m at home and want to check my e-mail or social networks or play some games, I just reach for my laptop or smartphone. They’re usually never more than an arm’s length away. Also, as I’ve written before, I like to unplug a bit during my free time.

Before bed, I’ll grab a book (a physical book, not an e-reader) or magazine. The same goes for my commute to and from work or if I’m traveling anywhere, because after spending most of my day in front of a computer, I don’t want to look at another screen for a while and need an escape from my always-on connectivity.

So why the change of heart? Well, believe it or not, comic books.

I might lose some geek cred here, but I was never into comic books growing up. I may even have mocked my brother… [Read more]

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