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EvenBob
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August 8th, 2019 at 1:07:39 PM permalink
Quote: unJon

not backlit so much easier on the eyes. Just FYI.



It's all crap when compared to
books. You light a book with
the light that's comfortable
for you. A reading device is
a light source itself that you're
staring at, there will always
be eye strain involved. I can
read a book for 2 hours and
am fine. I won't last 20 min
on any device.
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lilredrooster
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August 8th, 2019 at 1:20:28 PM permalink
Quote: terapined


I have my kindle hooked up to my local library that I support with my tax dollars.
I literally have a gazillion choices.




believe me - if the book you're looking for falls below a certain level of popularity - and many high quality books do - you won't be able to get it from your library

I have access to the biggest public library in the world - New York Public Library - and I have access to other New York libraries and libraries in another state - and there are many books I can't get through them

maybe in the future you will be able to - but not right now





also, people will buy physical books because they want them - not because they need them
a fact of life in the sales of goods- wants are more powerful than needs




from the article dated 2017:


"According to The Wall Street Journal, sales of traditional print books rose by 5 percent in the US last year, while sales of ebooks plunged by 17 percent. "



https://www.inc.com/glenn-leibowitz/heres-why-an-ebook-can-never-live-up-to-joy-of-reading-an-old-fashioned-hardcover.html
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terapined
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August 8th, 2019 at 1:28:48 PM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

believe me - if the book you're looking for falls below a certain level of popularity - and many high quality books do - you won't be able to get it from your library

I have access to the biggest public library in the world - New York Public Library - and I have access to other New York libraries and libraries in another state - and there are many books I can't get through them

maybe in the future you will be able to - but not right now





also, people will buy physical books because they want them - not because they need them
a fact of life in the sales of goods- wants are more powerful than needs



My library buys kindle books based on suggestions
I plan on retiring in an RV. Books are out of the question.
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August 8th, 2019 at 1:38:32 PM permalink
Quote: terapined

My library buys kindle books based on suggestions
I plan on retiring in an RV. Books are out of the question.



Even in my house physical books wouldn't be an option without disposing of the majority of them. My wife alone reads three or four books per week, My 3200 square foot house would be filled.
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unJon
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August 8th, 2019 at 1:59:51 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

It's all crap when compared to
books. You light a book with
the light that's comfortable
for you. A reading device is
a light source itself that you're
staring at, there will always
be eye strain involved. I can
read a book for 2 hours and
am fine. I won't last 20 min
on any device.



Not true of e-ink or frontlit devices. Itís doesnt have the feel or smell of a book, but thereís no additional eye strain.
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EvenBob
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August 8th, 2019 at 2:10:14 PM permalink
Quote: unJon

Not true of e-ink or frontlit devices. Itís doesnt have the feel or smell of a book, but thereís no additional eye strain.



For you. How old are your eyes.
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EvenBob
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August 8th, 2019 at 2:11:51 PM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster




"According to The Wall Street Journal, sales of traditional print books rose by 5 percent in the US last year, while sales of ebooks plunged by 17 percent.



Totally believe it. I was really enthusiastic
when Kindle came out, then I found
out it sucks. Apparently so have a lot
of other people.
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EvenBob
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August 8th, 2019 at 2:20:31 PM permalink
Nothing excites me more than getting
books in the mail. It must have started
when I was 10 and got a kids book
of the month club for Xmas. The books
were wonderful, full sized hard bound
with hugely colorful covers. Tarzan,
Robinson Caruso, Kidnapped, I read
them all.
Then in 1961 I got a Sci/Fi of Month
for a gift. Changed my life. I was
reading books by Heinlein, Asimov,
Simak, Bradbury, that are classics
now, when they were actually being
written. When I opened the package
and it was Phillip K Dick, I was thrilled.

My parents had no idea how much sex
was in sci/fi in those days, lol. These
titles are like old friends.


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unJon
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August 8th, 2019 at 2:40:50 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

For you. How old are your eyes.



Mid 40s years young and going fast.
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EvenBob
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August 8th, 2019 at 3:17:04 PM permalink
Quote: unJon

Mid 40s years young and going fast.



I've had to wear glasses all my life
for driving. My sight has improved
so much in the last 20 years I
passed the vision test for my DL last
month without glasses.
When I was a kid I couldn't read the
blackboard, but thought nobody
could. I didn't get glasses till 5th
grade, but it was too late. I was
totally into books by then and hated
school.
In 6th grade they tested us and I was
reading at college level. Only because
I'd had lots of practice..
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