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  • KBF-Kapact
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    I've been reading ebooks for about four years. Mainly I like them because I can carry a whole library with me. I use a ***** 9300 smart phone that runs mobipocket, adobe acrobat, as well as Word, Excel and Powerpoint. And with a little creativity, ACG magazine

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  • mirrorshades
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    Originally posted by Janos View Post
    I have some e-books. I'm a fan of the Gutenberg Project, altho' its been a while since I've gone there for free books.
    Aye, very good stuff.

    http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

    (No, not *Steve* Gutenberg!)

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  • Janos
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    I have some e-books. I'm a fan of the Gutenberg Project, altho' its been a while since I've gone there for free books.

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  • ROOBARB
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    rember lonewolf ?
    free e books hear
    http://www.projectaon.org/en/Main/Home

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  • Zemlekop
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    Originally posted by Paul Maud'dib View Post
    Not until they produce a 1/1 page size option.

    I like convenience, but until it's the same size, I'll stick with the real thing.

    I don't mind ebooks for scrounging charts or graphics though.

    I think the Sony reader is somewhere around 8.5 by 11, but its expensive, and I think it only reads proprietary formats. Apparently it is very easy on the eyes too.

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  • Rambow
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    Generally, yes. But if a book has lots of maps/pics/tables I prefer paper version no doubts - it's hard to pack for my reader

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  • LRB
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    Not until they produce a 1/1 page size option.

    I like convenience, but until it's the same size, I'll stick with the real thing.

    I don't mind ebooks for scrounging charts or graphics though.

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  • SGT Long
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    I've tried..hurts my eyes reading stuff on adobe after a while.

    (the Army has developed a fetish for putting all of it's TMs and regs on this format.)

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  • Doctor Sinister
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    I wouldn't buy an e-book reader that was a standalone device, but my 'phone does so much more besides, it's just one extra thing it's useful for.

    Dr. S.

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  • mirrorshades
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    Interesting, just saw on Amazon.com where they've announced their new ebook reader: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kindle (Amazon's product page here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000FI73MA/)

    A bit pricey at US$400 (no doubt for the Christmas season), but something like that might actually get me thinking about it. Doesn't mention supporting PDF files, though, which is the most common format for the ebooks I do have.

    A little surfing uncovers a few other ebook readers:
    http://www.bookeen.com/overview/ebook-overview.aspx
    http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...umber=PRS500U2

    Hm... interesting. I don't really have much need for a PDA, but something like this (text and music) is quite tempting.

    Darn you, Doc S! Now I'm just going to sit and be miserable because I can't have this neat new stuff that I never even knew existed!

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  • Zemlekop
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    I do. I have a PalmTX. I originally used it for PDFed articles, but now I've really been hitting Gutenberg HARD. I like books. I really like books, but I have no sentimental attachment to stapled or binder-clipped sheets, and I have too much paper cluttering my space as it is. There is something to be said about sitting down in your bus seat with a hundred books right there.

    Reading on a screen did not take long to get used to.

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  • ace
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    prefer paper and ink to computers

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  • the_redstar_swl
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    A lot of companies are releasing roleplaying games as PDF files now, I've considered getting one of these to put the ones I've bought on, A bit pricey though.

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  • Duncan
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    Occasionally I have a PDF copy of a book for school. Usually either because it is a copy of an old journal. For example, I was working with book reviews from the 18th C last week and needed the primary source. Also, I will get copies of books I am using for essays in HTML or PDF so that I can search quickly for specific passages. These books are usually in the public domain. I still have the paper copy though because I need to work from specific editions and I need to record citations properly.

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  • mirrorshades
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    Nah, when I'm reading just for the sake of reading, I prefer hard copy. (Of course, I don't have a mobile device of any kind other than a laptop, so maybe if I did that might change things.)

    I actually have been known to print out ebooks, up to a couple hundred pages worth.

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