Over the Christmas holidays I bought myself an iPad. The tech guy in my told me not to, or at least to wait until 2.0, but the child in me said that I had waited long enough. So I got the cheapest version there is at the Halifax MacStore and proceeded to figure out what it is good for.
I haven’t quite figured that out, but what I have spent the most time do with it is reading Kindle books on it. People have said online that reading from the iPad for hours starts to give them eyestrain, I have a matte screen cover and I think that helps the eye strain issue a lot. I have done more recreational reading in the last couple of months than I had in all of 2010, for that I strike the iPad as a success.
But really that is not why I am writing this post. I am writing to recommend the latest in my recreational reading, Lost Vegas: The Redneck Riviera, Existentialist Conversations with Strippers, and the World Series of Poker. This book was a very entertaining read following a writer during his escapades during a few years of covering the World Series of Poker (WSOP). Dr. Pauly (as he is referred to in almost every article I have read) goes underneath the Disney Vegas, and gets to the real Vegas. The parts of Vegas the marketers and tour operators want to pretend doesn’t exist.
I have been following Dr. Pauly on his blog the Tao of Poker for a number of years and remember seeing glimpses of what he gets up to while in Vegas. I was excited to finally get a chance to get the book, and even more excited when it came on the Kindle. (I am trying to limit the stuff I have in the apartment)
At the moment I am too distracted to complete a full review of the book, however when it was released there was a number done by much more eloquent writers than myself. You can find them at Tao of Poker.