I sail to disconnect from society, not to drag it along with me. The cell phone is off and in a drawer and the VHF is set to Ch 13. The only media I am willing to tolerate on the boat are books and perhaps a little music.
E-books are finally approaching the point of reliability, versatility and very low power consumption to make them attractive to have on the boat vs. the bulk of paper books. With the Kindle you can buy books, newspapers and magazines online, through the book itself without the hassle of a laptop.
S/V Old Shoes
1973 Pearson 30 #255