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Friend Or Faux Recordings. I can't make marginal notes on an ecopy either. OTOH, for entertainment reading I'd go for electronic in a second if they fix the readability issue. As it is, with rare exceptions I'll read a novel or nonfiction book and then throw it in a pile to take to the local used book store.
What a waste of paper! And space, since I don't get to the used book store all that often. I didn't think I'd make the transition to music files from CDs either, but it's been relatively effortless.
I still buy some CDs because mpgs don't quite have the quality for stuff I listen to on my home stereo, but for the bulk of my music purchases, it's files all the way. A certain flower or a whiff of smoke can bring up experiences long forgotten. He was a cigar smoker and usually wore a bit of after-shave. The beautiful smile on her face when she opens one of her father's books and catches a whiff of long-ago smoke or cologne is something that can never be caused by an electronic book.
Seeing a few cigar ashes between pages, or spotting a drop of coffee stain brings her closer to her father. A Kindle can't do that. I have a shelf of technical manuals that could serve very well if loaded onto a Kindle for use int eh garage, shop and field, where books and DVD-containing laptops don't function well.
That would be a very good use for a Kindle, I think, especially if the manuals could be updated and supplemented periodically. I still have the copy of Elements of Style purchased while I was a high school student. It's now ratty, but remains a keepsake because of the marginal notes, doodles and telephone numbers of then-girlfriends.
The memories it provides cannot be replaced by an electronic book, no matter how easy to use. I understand all the problems of reading from a computer screen. As a lawyer, when I have to read a document of any complexity, I print it out. And yet, I like my Kindle. I've read two books on it so far and regularly read the Wall Street Journal on it. It's not perfect, and I sometimes have difficulty getting it to recognize my flash card, but I would hate to give it up. When you buy a book you own the book and you can read it whenever you like.
You can lend it to MP3) friend. You can sell it. A book is always compatible. But the last 35 years of recorded music have shown, anything electronic is obsolescent. Ponder the words of Richard Stallman: We still have the same old freedoms in using paper books and other analog media. But if e-books replace printed books, those freedoms will not transfer.
That is the world the publishers want for us. If you buy the Amazon Kindle we call it the Swindle or the Sony Reader we call it the Shreader for what it threatens to do to books, you pay to establish that world.
I recently read a couple of novels, entirely on-line, thanks to Baen publishing's habit of putting a selection of back catalog titles online for free. The experience makes me wonder how many people who "can't read anything long" on a computer screen, might be using old fashioned CRT monitors, or have their screen resolution improperly set for their screen. I too used to get headaches squinting at the vaguely blurry text on the average monitor as opposed to the crisp lines of text in the average novel.
That at least is a problem of the past. I spend many hours a day reading on the computer screen, but I still don't like the Kindle screen. It's too dark. If my computer was dark like that it would be completely unacceptable. Sorry about the double post. I've not seen the Kindle yet. If it's too dark I can completely understand that it's not optimal.
But just because the Kindle isn't optimal, doesn't invalidate idea of reading on, say, a laptop with a nice bright, but not glaring display of course. Ideally, what I'd like to see is college texts made available electronically, at a fraction of the price of their hardbound competitors. That, and electronic copies of, say computer reference manuals, seems to be the perfect niche for electronic readers.
Re: FLS: But the last 35 years of recorded music have shown, anything electronic is obsolescent. ASCII text. A stalwart of the digital era for forty years. Anyhow, regarding borrowing and sharing and all that, if there's one thing the past ten years have taught us, it's that if you encrypt data people buy for single or limited use, people will crack your encryption. Look at MP3's -- for years, people tried to lock down digital music, with Apple's crippleware or Microsoft's ironically named "Playsforsure" copy protection.
And look at us now! Naysayers said it would never happen. Optimists said it would. And Amazon now sells unlocked MP3s. I have one playing on my computer now in fact. Even Apple -- whose total commitment to the vision of a completely locked-down and controlled computing environment makes Microsoft 8072344 - Various - [50+1] An Electronic Swindle (File like Hapsburg bumblers -- has given in and offers unlocked MP3s.
If anything, things are better for the consumer now than they were before -- no more scratchy third and fourth generation copies. If a friend likes the music you're playing, you can make them a perfect a copy at least, a perfect copy of what you have.
And if they feel guilty about it, they can get a copy themselves. Don't have to hunt through back catalogues and used music stores to find it. Obviously, books haven't come as far as music has, because devices like the Reader and the Kindle have only emerged recently, in the last two years, unlike MP3 players, which have been available since at leastif I recall correctly, and maybe earlier I think I got my first MP3 player in Seoul in earlyand there was already a huge variety of devices available then.
I have a pretty high degree of confidence that books will follow MP3s eventually. The presence of a single dominant party, like Amazon, in the electronic bookselling business analogous to Apple, in the digital music businessis probably going to retard that somewhat, but I don't really have much doubt that it will work out to our benefit in the end.
School textbooks should be online. That whole market needs to go belly up. High school kids shouldn't be lugging home and slowly destroying 40 pounds of books every day. That racket would be transformed by e-books. Only marginal doodling will be missed. I might find e-books useful for some of my reading. But the aesthetic pleasure of holding a book and turning the pages one by one is not 8072344 - Various - [50+1] An Electronic Swindle (File.
Like receiving a typewritten family letter at Christmas instead of a handwritten one, something is irretrievably lost when the sensuous part of books is remaindered.
But ugly to read. And unable to display illustrations. Your Kindle books are tied to the device and will become obsolete as soon as it does. I'd be quite happy to by unlocked e-books that I could easily transfer to any device I owned now or in the futurebut not copy-protected Kindle books. It's only as ugly as the fixed-width font you use to display it.
Which can, I grant you, be pretty ugly, yes. One of the things that would make me a little cautious about PDF and Word, certainly, and possibly even HTML is the MP3) at which the standards continue to change, or seem to. PDF seems to go through a number of changes every time Adobe decides they want to sell a new version of Adobe Acrobat, adding new and different largely useless features. Word, of course, with Office or was it ? It was bad enough when it was just Java but Flash is just an abomination when people start using it for menus and other basic navigation.
I don't have a super-high degree of confidence that these formats will retain perfect backwards compatibility and inter-system operability for an extended time into the future. ASCII changes too, to be sure. But it changes very, very slowly. And it's simple enough that you can look at the underlying bits and bytes and figure out exactly what's going on. Pogo, re: textbooks online: High School - yes Undergraduate - maybe Graduate - no I derive a lot of pleasure when I use my old physics textbooks to work through a new problem.
The feel, the marginal notes, the feeling of retracing old paths, and yes, the smell. Agreed about grad school books. Many worth keeping. Most undergrad stuff is instantly worthless, however, overtaken by a "new" edition every year largely superficial changes, but it keeps the money coming in. Especially horrendous are the teachers who demand purchase of books that they themselves authored.
Worthless to the fourth power. I largely agree with Pogo's comment of p. I can easily see some exceptions, but I especially think we'd do a much better job at making sure public school kids had up-to-date textbooks, and that every kid had one, if they were digital. It would also put an end to the huge backpacks I see on the kids at the nearby bus stop. I don't know that the costs will change, however. I expect publishers will charge as much for the digital rights as they will for that overpriced hard copy.
And the used textbook market could conceivably disappear. Balfegor, The various encoding formats are versioned and documented. So long as your data is in a known format it should be readable forever.
Some digital stuff. I have a Kindle. I love it. Hands down best piece of tech I've ever bought. If you like to read, and if you have to travel a lot, the Kindle is a dream come true. If you say you like to read, but really just like to fill your house with books so visitors are impressed with your vast mostly unread collection, the Kindle is definitely not for you. I probably wouldn't recommend it for the casual reader or infrequent traveler.
Not a chance. My camera, yes. I can shove that into a plastic bag. Meghan Mcardle has been raving about hers. Maybe she just needs the cash? I don't have one, but from what I have heard, they work fine from inside of a zip-lok bag in wet conditions. I like mine. I reviewed it reasonably favorablyand I don't get a cut from Amazon.
My main issue with books as a kid was always that I had to reposition myself in bed every time I crossed to the other side of the spine. Holding a particularly thick book open -- especially one with the text too close to the spine -- also sucked especially when eating at the same time. I pined for a book that could somehow always have the text on the same page, so that once I got comfortable, I could stay there. While I don't think the Kindle is there yet -- and the cost is definitely a bit much -- I'm not married to books as a reader, any more than I'm married to corks as an oenophile.
Larger 16bit color screen, heck of a lot faster I'm in heaven. And with Mobipocket I can do anything with it that I would actually want to do with the Kindle - and cheaper too. Oh - and the Palm does a lot that the Kindle doesn't. Or at least they haven't advertised it as having a calendar, memos, task list Dammit, now Ann has featured Simon's "Smell is the most powerful trigger to the memory there is" comment, further propagating this erroneous notion.
Perhaps I didn't state the case strongly enough, so I'll quote from my friend Luca Turin's excellent book on the science of smell called The Secret Of Scent : "The first reaction of most people when the subject of smell comes up is to mention its 'evocative' power, and to illustrate it with an anecdote about Granny's perfume. But the peculiar thing about smell cannot be that it evokes memories, because just about everything does.
How many times, for example, has one felt the pleasant pang of nostalgia upon hearing a pastel-coloured Bacharach melody gently rain down from the ceiling speaker above an airport loo? MP3) tried going out for dinner with the sister of a girl who dumped you and feeling those slightly rearranged facial features touch your heart when the light is right?
No, the special thing about smell is that it is idiotic in the proper sense of the word, namely unique. There are no exact equivalents in smell, you have to hit the tiny nail smack on the head or you'll miss it by miles. That's why the event is rare, and that's why we notice it. The uniqueness goes right down to the molecule level.
As I've said, there are no synonyms: no two different compounds out of the hundreds of thousands made so far have identical smells. It smelled divinely of peachy skin, and no other floral lactonic before, during or since ever hit that exact spot. And furthermore, they messed with the formula some years ago when the bean-counters took over, thereby putting your late grandmother's smell permanently out of reach.
You are now officially at the mercy of fate, waiting for that moment fifteen years from now when you'll walk past a stall in a flea market, pick up a small sample bottle in a tattered black and gold box and stand there transfixed. Or maybe you won't go to the market that day. I would never take a book I actually cared to keep with me either, for pretty much the same reasons.
Sorry Ann, you're just the wrong generation for it, I guess. I love my Kindle, its much easier on the eyes than a computer screen, unless you're in dim lighting. I read with a bedside lamp, and its awesome and simple. I love being able to order books in milliseconds, and I love getting the WSJ delivered to it every morning.
But the most important thing is Catch up with the 21st century! Get an Eee PC. You'll be able to read books, surf, read email, and hack wireless networks at the same time. Palladian, That's a stellar quote, in a style redolant of Paul Johnson's learned histories.
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