New Electronic Toys Make Me Glad I Am a Geek

One of the descriptions in the Merriam-Webster dictionary for the word ‘geek’ is ‘an enthusiast or expert especially in a technological field or activity.’ While I consider myself an expert when it comes to Windows, like many of you I am a technology enthusiast. So what is a technology enthusiast and what do we do?

In my case I scour the Internet and read a wide variety of blog, newspaper, and magazine articles in an attempt to stay on top of the latest technology. In addition I try and test new products that interest me and that I feel will be of interest to you as well. When I report about my testing procedures I attempt to put my prejudices aside and report my findings in a concise and accurate methodology.

New Electronic Toys Make Me Glad I Am a GeekThe two newest tablet computers I will be testing will be the Amazon Kindle Fire and the Barnes & Noble Nook tablet. I pre-ordered the Amazon Kindle Fire on October 3, 2011 and the Barnes & Noble Nook tablet on November 14, 2011. The Amazon Kindle Fire will be arriving sometime today. I checked on the UPS site and the Fire is on a truck out for delivery. The Nook tablet should be arriving on Monday, November 21, 2011.

I plan on testing each tablet computer for a minimum of one week, or longer, before writing about my findings. I also plan on providing my experience using both tablets and I will not be reporting about the hardware that each tablet contains. I personally believe that by the time I write my opinion, those of you who read the technology articles here at LockerGnome will already have had read enough about the hardware specifications.

What I will be concentrating on will be the following:

  • How well the tablets perform when surfing the Internet and checking email.
  • How well the tablets stream video.
  • Which one of these two tablets I would personally recommend and why I would choose one tablet over the other.

I am enthusiastic and I can’t wait to try both of these new inexpensive tablets.

Comments welcome.

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I have been writing for Lockergnome for eight years.