YESTERDAY’S NINEMSN POLL
Ninemsn’s polls are usually of very little interest to me, mainly because their topics are often quite loaded and tend to favour heterosexual, Anglo-Australians. But, obviously, this one caught my eye. At first I was slightly annoyed at the question itself because, let’s face it, it’s kind of a silly question. It’d be exactly like asking if you preferred reading a paperback book to a hardback book. Yes, you may have a preference but it doesn’t mean that you would turn down the option of your least preferred if your first preference was unavailable. E-readers are just another delivery system. I felt the phrasing of the question ignored this fact. That being said, once I voted and saw that 10% of those who had participated in this poll (at the point that I had) preferred reading on an e-reader I was actually blown away!

YESTERDAY’S NINEMSN POLL

Ninemsn’s polls are usually of very little interest to me, mainly because their topics are often quite loaded and tend to favour heterosexual, Anglo-Australians. But, obviously, this one caught my eye. At first I was slightly annoyed at the question itself because, let’s face it, it’s kind of a silly question. It’d be exactly like asking if you preferred reading a paperback book to a hardback book. Yes, you may have a preference but it doesn’t mean that you would turn down the option of your least preferred if your first preference was unavailable. E-readers are just another delivery system. I felt the phrasing of the question ignored this fact. That being said, once I voted and saw that 10% of those who had participated in this poll (at the point that I had) preferred reading on an e-reader I was actually blown away!