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Posted: 21 July 2006 10:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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I’d love to have electronic books, it’s just a comfort and ease of use issue.

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Posted: 21 July 2006 11:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Posted: 21 July 2006 06:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Boo - 21 July 2006 02:29 PM

LaMa, I don’t think anybody here is saying that they prefer e-books to normal books.

So what? I was making a statement about the eBook concept in general my love, not reacting to someone.

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Posted: 21 July 2006 07:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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I just meant that you appear to be preaching to the choir.

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Posted: 22 July 2006 06:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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Well, isn’t that usual here? After all, most homies here have a good common sense.

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Posted: 22 July 2006 06:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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Posted: 25 July 2006 01:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]
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jeeze, I thought I was linking to something cool but it seems to have only inspired a debate on paper books vs. e-books…..o well.

as far as using all your ink to print one, yeah thats a problem if you are using a cheap ass printer that sucks down ink cartridges like 40 ouncers but if you have decent laser printer or even just have it printed at your local print shop, it is not an expensive proposition to just print out an e-book. 


also, I found it kind of ironic that the same people who complain about staring at a monitor for long periods of time are some of the very same people who I have noticed chatting for hours on end in the MoH forum LOL

sorry, I am being sort of dickish, no?

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Posted: 25 July 2006 01:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]
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Chuck - 25 July 2006 05:13 PM

also, I found it kind of ironic that the same people who complain about staring at a monitor for long periods of time are some of the very same people who I have noticed chatting for hours on end in the MoH forum LOL

Personally, I have every post sent to me via e-mail, then print it out using a Copperplate font on 120gsm parchment paper using my custom quill-holding plotter before reading them. Unfortunately the standard OCR software that comes with my scanner can’t recognise my disciplined gothic handwriting, and my graphics tablet incorporating the custom Monte Blanc stylus doesn’t have a sufficiently quick response time to allow me to ‘dash off’ a quick reply, so I am forced to use this infernal ‘keyboard’ to compose my replies.

I imagine most people here do something similar.

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Posted: 25 July 2006 02:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]
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Chuck - 25 July 2006 05:13 PM

also, I found it kind of ironic that the same people who complain about staring at a monitor for long periods of time are some of the very same people who I have noticed chatting for hours on end in the MoH forum LOL

Yeah, but personally, I find having a conversation (alternating reading and typing) less tedious than just reading.

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Posted: 25 July 2006 03:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]
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David B. - 25 July 2006 05:26 PM

Personally, I have every post sent to me via e-mail, then print it out using a Copperplate font on 120gsm parchment paper using my custom quill-holding plotter before reading them. Unfortunately the standard OCR software that comes with my scanner can’t recognise my disciplined gothic handwriting, and my graphics tablet incorporating the custom Monte Blanc stylus doesn’t have a sufficiently quick response time to allow me to ‘dash off’ a quick reply, so I am forced to use this infernal ‘keyboard’ to compose my replies.

I imagine most people here do something similar.


LOL “custom quill-holding plotter”?  that sounds cool wink


and Thunder, I know, I was just being dickish, sorry red face

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Posted: 26 July 2006 11:07 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]
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LOL  Thanks Chuck.  I will enjoy putting 1/3 million books on my computer wink

I read enough stuff online that when I can have a print version, I generally will.  It’s so much easier on the eyes.  gulp

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