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Subject: Do you prefer ebooks or actually reading a real book?


Author:
Sammy at Palm Addict
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Date Posted: 05/01/05 Sun

We have been talking a lot about ebooks recently on Palm Addict and I wanted to know whether you prefer to read a novel in ebook format or prefer to read a hard copy of a book.

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maeforn
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Date Posted: 05/01/05 Sun

I prefer in book format as mye eyes are screwed

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BobR
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Date Posted: 05/01/05 Sun

The odd thing to me is that people think it's harder on the eyes to read from a PDA than a book. It's quite the opposite for me, as long as I'm not in the glare of the sun.

I can set the font a little bigger in an ebook, and as long as it's a color screen with 240x320 or greater, I find it a relief to my eyes.

Personally, I prefer reference books in paper, but novels are definitely nicer in ebook form. One huge advantage (above and beyond the fact that I enjoy using the PDA anyway) is that wherever I am, multiple books are available. That means I can make a lot of progress even when I have multiple short waiting times. And I can pick what book to read based on my mood. I usually keep several going at one time. Some serious Christian reading, a classic book from Project Gutenberg, and a good light fun novel.

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Larry Barrett
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Date Posted: 05/01/05 Sun

I have always enjoyed reading, but e-books are the best thing since sliced bread! I love the fact that I can carry them with me anywhere I go - and - the price is usually so much better than you would pay for a hard copy of the same book. I presently have 65 different books on my T5. I prefer e-books!

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RT
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Date Posted: 05/01/05 Sun

ebooks are a great concept, but with my eyesight, they cause headaches. I do currently have 6 books on my TE, but I do prefer reading the "old fashioned" kind of book...on paper.

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Angeliquep
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Date Posted: 05/01/05 Sun

I prefer ebooks since I can take a number of them with me wherever I go. I also like the fact that I read them in the dark.

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S. Pigott
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Date Posted: 05/01/05 Sun

I prefer ebooks. I love that I can carry tons of books with me at all times on my Treo. I enjoy being able to read in the dark so my hubby can sleep. I love being able to download a book instantaneously without having to wait for the books to be shipped or having to deal with the surly employees at our local bookstore.

The only thing I don't like about ebooks is that the page numbers don't correspond to the hard copies. This makes it difficult to discuss a book with others because you can't refer to the page numbers.

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Jan
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Date Posted: 05/01/05 Sun

I agree with Larry. :-) I LOVE ebooks!! I have always loved books! Every so often, the heft and feel of a "real" book hits the spot, but for the most part, having dozens of books from which to choose on my TC is a true luxury! I used to always carry a book with me, but now I can carry a whole library!

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Mark
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Date Posted: 05/01/05 Sun

I adore ebooks...they travel well, and they are great for reading while eating out somewhere, waiting for a doctor's appointment...or just reading under the blanket with all the lights out. Paper books are great, but sometimes an ebook is better.

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Road Runner
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Date Posted: 05/01/05 Sun

I prefer ebooks to the printed version. Im currently going to school, have a full-time job, married and have three young children. Since I have my Palm M515 with me all the time, it is easy to read a little here and there. It is much too difficult to find time to sit down somewhere quiet and read a printed book.

There are typically 20-30 books on my Palm at any given time. I just bought ver 2.5.3 of eReader Pro, and it accesses the books on my expansion card much quicker than previous versions. There are several different apps out there for reading books, but this is my reader of choice and my most used app, according to AppUsage.

There are certainly pros and cons to both the ebook format and printed version. I dont know if any of them are better, but the ebook format works for me.

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Ron
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Date Posted: 05/01/05 Sun

I prefer ebooks because i can read in bed with the backlight without bothering my wife.

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Roy Jenkins
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Date Posted: 05/01/05 Sun

I prefer ebooks also, my Palm is small and I can read when I have an opportunity. If I needed to carry the book, I probably would forget it.

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PJ Arts
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Date Posted: 05/01/05 Sun

Although I am the arch-Treonaut, I am afraid that when it comes to books, I am as Luddite as they come.

I collected books from a very early age (5 years old!). They were my preferred gift for birthdays and Christmas. I haunted the lamented Schiller's Books in the Garden State Plaza, so I would be able to plan my gift requests ahead of time. Alfred Hitchcock's collections of spooky stories for young readers, Verne, Asimov...but especially, books on movies. I had a collection of over 200 books on specific actors, directors, studios, genres, etc. All told, I had close to 1000 books, which were lost in a fire when I was 31 years old (along with most of my other possessions).

When you have immersed yourself in the smell of a crisp, new book, run your hand down the spine of a hardcover (a real luxury back then!), or caressed the earmarked pages of a favorite book that you fall in love with all over again...
when you have done those things, you know that a book is more then the words and story...it is the tactile relationship you have with it and its fellows on your shelves. When you have done that, there is something simply too cold and impersonal about an eBook.

I now haunt old/used book stores, hoping to come across a copy of one of my poor friends...no matter what the condition. Often I leave empty-handed; but, sometimes...

2 weeks ago I found a copy of 'Alfred Hitchcock's Haunted Houseful'...original publication hardcover from the early 1960's, in very good condition. Not only was it one of my favorites, it has been out of print since the 1970's.
Last week, I made a gift of it to my son, and had the extreme pleasure of introducing him to 'The Water Ghost of Harrowby Hall' (brrrrrrrr!). He held the book, marveled at the eerie cover illustration, and the illustrations for each story. Then, he handed it back, and I read to him.
I'm sorry...an eBook will never be able to provide such a firm bond between people as does the physical presence of a book.
OK...I'm off the bloody nostalgia train!

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Wallace Matsen
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Date Posted: 05/01/05 Sun

i have mr. magoo eyes so ebooks are not for me ... i guess it as most other things is highly personal

what ????
you dont know who mr. magoo is
shame

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Todd Heidenreich
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Date Posted: 05/02/05 Mon

I would have to also put myself solidly in the luddite crowd when it comes to books. I have quite a few ebooks on my T3 but I rarely ever read any of them. I much prefer the physical contact of a well made book. The only thing I am constantly short of in my house are enough bookshelves. In the last couple years, I have gotten in the habit of listening to quite a few audiobooks from audible.com on my iPod. This is a great way to make long drives in the car go by faster.

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Ed Bonoan
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Date Posted: 05/01/05 Sun

what better way to read books anywhere especially when an unexpected lull comes around? my palm is never more than a few feet away from me when in the office. its always hooked on to my belt when i go out of the office on appointments. can you imagine bringing 5 books with you? i switch from one book to the other. the perfect multi-book device!

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Jan
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Date Posted: 05/02/05 Mon

I LOVE this thread!! I am fascinated by the enthusiasm of those on each side of this discussion! It is another example of how differently we all use our Palms, while sharing a common passion for them.

Great question Sammy!

By the way, who is Mr. Magoo???
:-)

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Ommadawn
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Date Posted: 05/02/05 Mon

I love both types of books! Though I predominantly read ebooks now (I've read 1 paperback in the last 3 years, but dozens of ebooks), I still love the "physicality" of a real paper book. And they look so nice on my bookshelf! :)

Oh, and Mr Magoo is an old cartoon character who had awful eye sight and kept getting into all sorts of trouble because of it, though it always worked out for him... "Oh Magoo, you've done it again!", lol.

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PJ Arts
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Date Posted: 05/02/05 Mon

Jan...EVERYTHING you'd ever want to know about Mr. Magoo:

www.toontracker.com/magoo/magoo.htm

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N Wheeler
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Date Posted: 05/02/05 Mon

Peter brilliantly written, enjoyed reading that. I prefer reading a hard copy of a book myself.

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Oswan
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Date Posted: 05/02/05 Mon

I prefer reading from a book. It's far more fun. I love my T3 but a book loses it's meaning when on a Palm. Give me a hard copy anyday.

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Des Shaw
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Date Posted: 05/02/05 Mon

I can read an ebook on a T3 and not worry about keeping my wife awake with the lamp on.

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J Sylvet
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Date Posted: 05/02/05 Mon

Des never thought of that, good reason.

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John Spriggs
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Date Posted: 05/02/05 Mon

I prefer ebooks on my T3. I can take it anywhere and read it anywhere. Great toilet reading ; )

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Mike Tait
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Date Posted: 05/02/05 Mon

Put me down as reading ebooks on a Palm device or a PC.

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Malcolm Golightly
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Date Posted: 05/02/05 Mon

Give me a proper book any day and I will be happy.

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Hesketh
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Date Posted: 05/02/05 Mon

I can't read an ebook outside, I find it difficult to focus because of the glare of the sun.

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JD Smallwood
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Date Posted: 05/02/05 Mon

Hesceth I could not agree more but I do sometimes find it hard to read a hard back book in the sun but it is easier than using my Palm Pilot.

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Hesketh
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Date Posted: 05/02/05 Mon

I do lose focus when reading in bright light, tends to give me a headache to. Maybe I need stronger glasses ;)

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JD Smallwood
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Date Posted: 05/02/05 Mon

I think it can be difficult for anyone to read outsde if the sunlight is very strong. Glare can play havoc whether you use a PDA or prefer to read direct from a book.

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Rachel
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Date Posted: 05/02/05 Mon

I find it easy to read ebooks on my palm because i can read useind only one hand, plus i dont need a light on. I only like ebooks in Repligo since the letters are so much clearer. i can read pfd, doc, html and many other formats

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Shofar
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Date Posted: 05/02/05 Mon

While I have many e-books on my T5 and have read quite a few that way, I really prefer the hard copy.

One of my biggest reading places is on long haul plane flights and even the T5 doesn't have the battery power to do that.

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Wayne
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Date Posted: 05/02/05 Mon

Shofar me too. Long haul flights are ideal for a spot of ereading.

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scott
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Date Posted: 05/02/05 Mon

well, i guess it's a draw at the moment. why ebooks?

they're convenient, i can carry a library around with me. and, with plucker i can construct my own interesting things (e.g. sherlock holmes complete WITH original illustrations form the strand magazine)

lots of public domain stuff available. all of those books i should have read when i was seventeen (just downloaded cervantes's don quixote, wish me luck ...)

on the side, does anyone know of an electronic version of nabokov's lectures on don quixote? which brings me to:

why 'real' books?

selection. although modern publishers seem to me to be maddeningly pursuing greenbacks at the expense of quality these days--to paraphrase thoreau: if the purpose of a publisher is NOT that men and women read good books, but only the enrichment of the corporation, then in the end, all we will have will be rich corporations --the selection of in print works simply dwarfs the ebook list into near insignificance.

and,

the SMELL and FEEL of a book. having grown up reading under the covers after bedtime with a flashlight, and foraging through used bookstores for a lifetime, i will always cherish the smell of a book ... and the feel of the pages, the notes in the margins, the odds and ends that i have used for bookmarks over the years, the occasional presence of other readers ... all very analog, eh? :)

happy reading.

s.

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Jasp
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Date Posted: 05/02/05 Mon

I prefer sitting in a arm chair and reading a book rather than an ebook.

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Dennis Upfold
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Date Posted: 05/02/05 Mon

I do not mind ebook on a Palm is fine reading from a book is fine. I'm happy either way.

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Enrico
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Date Posted: 05/02/05 Mon

I prefer ebooks, for the same reason as lots of others.

One big disadvantage however; I enjoy reading in the bathtub from time to time. With my palm, I'm afraid to do that...

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xred123
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Date Posted: 05/02/05 Mon

Enrico, I feel just the opposite of you. I have no problem putting my Palm in a ziplock bag and reading in the tub. I would be very afraid to read a real book in the tub, one wrong splash or turn a page with a wet hand and the whole book could be ruined.

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dude
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Date Posted: 05/02/05 Mon

Reading from any ebook reader just screws me eyes up; it has to be a proper book for me. It just seems to be very wrong reading a 18th or 19th century piece of literature on an electronic toy.

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Cary
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Date Posted: 05/02/05 Mon

I haven't read a "tree" book since I got my first Palm (3xe) 5 years ago. Since then, I've read 4-5 books a month and just love the freedom of the ebook experience. Stuck in traffic? No prob. Boring meeting at work? I'm good. Hate what I'm reading? I've got 50 other books on the card. Love, love, love it. My Treo never leaves my side so, ergo, I'm always up for a few pages.

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Frank
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Date Posted: 05/02/05 Mon

I used to like the "smell and feel" of a paper book but now they just seem big and clunky to me. As far as I'm concerned Ebooks are just too convenient not to read.

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Antoine/d-roC
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Date Posted: 05/02/05 Mon

Put me down for preferring ebooks. Actually, I refuse to carry any books if I can find it digitally. Especially with newpapers and references. There is just so much you can have in your palm, why carry it other ways.

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Jennifer
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Date Posted: 05/02/05 Mon

I guess I love ebooks and paper books the same! I just love to read!!! But I will say that it's so convenient being able to carry so many books on such a small device! That is soooooo much better than having to lug around a lot of heavy books in a book bag! And I love how you can turn the page so silently with an ebook and nobody will be bothered by the paper crackling and whispering. And we can read them in the dark and not disturb our loved ones! And our pages are automatically bookmarked without having to worry about a paper bookmark falling out and then having to find the page we were on! And like someone else mentioned, we can download them instantly and not to have to wait for them to be shipped! I still love the real, paper books though because I love the feel and the smell! And I love to see them all sitting on my many bookshelves! There's just something comforting about being able to see bookshelves full of books, knowing that you can pick one up and open it and enjoy it from front to back! Books are treasures to me; ebooks and paper form!!!!!! Happy reading everyone!!!

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Neil (Vic/Melb/AU)
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Date Posted: 05/02/05 Mon

I have no particular preference for ebooks over paper books. I have probably read more e-books in the past two years than paper books though, simply because of the ease of access to a vast array of books available for download - many of which I wouldn't get in a bookstore. My current read is always with me, handy for passing the time in waiting rooms, or on public transport. Many of the books I've read recently have been on recommondations that Sammy has on the site from time to time. Like some of the previous contributors, the only place out-of-bounds for an e-book is in the bath.

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philip hesse
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Date Posted: 05/02/05 Mon

Nowadays, I much prefer ebooks. I've be reading (re-reading in many cases) Charles Dickens. Bleak House or David Copperfield is so much easier - and lighter - to carry around on my Clie than in book form. Mind you, I've never had to re-charge a paperback! Also, if you are into classics, many are available free - can't get cheaper than that! With bright, clear screens and adjustable font sizes, reading on a modern PDA is no harder on the eyes than paper. Another thing I've noticed over the last 18 months is how much more I read these days: the half-hour on the bus to work; a few minutes at lunch break; the odd quiet time in the evening. And, with sites such as ereader.com and fictionwise around it is really easy finding new fiction - look out for the special offers, you can pick up some real bargains! It's ebooks for me.

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MC
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Date Posted: 05/03/05 Tue

I'm one of those people who has always enjoyed reading from a physical paper, whether it be newspaper, magazines, books, etc. There's something about it that I really can't place. I actually enjoy the layout of the newspaper compared to the format on the internet sites, but, even in digital format when they've presented in the same layout, is not the same.

I guess I just enjoy the ability to just pick it up and read whatever part that I wish to read, with respect to a newspaper or magazine. With a book, I'm one of those who sometimes like to read the last page (kind of like Harry Burns from Harry met Sally). And sometimes, I tend to want to figure out how many pages I have before the end of a chapter. I hate stopping at mid chapter. And reading ebook on the Palm just doesn't seem like the real thing.

But it is very nice and convenient to be able to carry the entire book in your Palm, or even several books. Imagine carrying several heavy books with you everywhere. There's the convenience of an ebook. I'm not a heavy book reader, but rather enjoy audio book instead, since I can listen to a book during my spare time. I can easily close my eyes, and relax while still listening to an audio book. Not so with an ebook. I have to concentrate on reading the words. I find it much less stressful, especially at the end of the day to listen to my Audible. So, I'm not really into ebooks, but more audio books. But ebooks are very nice to have.

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Jeff Kirvin
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Date Posted: 05/03/05 Tue

For my money, ebooks beat paper hands down. I used to be a devout bibliophile, prowling used bookstores and loving the smell and feel of a good book.

But you know what? That's not what really matters. You don't see wine lovers buying empty bottles, do you? The book isn't paper, it's the words.

And with ebooks, I can carry a LOT of words. I've got nearly a thousand ebooks on my 1GB SD card and all of them are readable in either eReader or Palm Fiction (I prefer the latter for many reasons I won't get into here). I've got nearly complete collections of Asimov and Heinlein, Dan Simmons and James Rollins. I just finished rereading the complete Douglas Adams Hitchhiker's series, and now I'm halfway into the novelization for "Revenge of the Sith." I've got the complete works of Shakespeare, favorites from Victor Hugo and Alexandre Dumas, I've got Walt Whitman and William Blake. I've got Stephen King, James Patterson and Tess Gerritson. My entire library can go with me wherever I go, and with my Tungsten T5, I've got typography rivaling a mass-market paperback.

Pick one: something the size and weight of a card deck, or a U-Haul full of paperbacks.

Because in the end, we're taking about bottles, here. The wine is the same either way.

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Johnny Tse
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Date Posted: 05/03/05 Tue

Nice comparison Jeff.

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Paul Biba
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Date Posted: 05/03/05 Tue

There is one thing about ebooks that most people don't know about - magazine subscriptions! I love ebooks and read quite a lot of them, but to me magazines are wonderful ebook material. Fictionwise (www.fictionwise.com) has subscriptions to Asimov's, Analog, and Fantasy and Sicence Fiction magazines. I get a new issue "delivered" every month and have a little surprise every 30 days. I used to subscribe to the paper editions, but unlike books I always discarded them. As they are disposable I don't feel guilty when I delete them, and in some ways the ebook fom is better because I can always find the orginal copy back on the server in my library. When I had "real" copies if I threw it away it was gone forever. Fictionwise also has subscriptions to mystery magazines, so if you are a magazine reader - take a look.

Another good reason for ebooks is that they are an excellent source of out-of-print books. I am a Richard Burton fan, for example. Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890) was an English explorer, who, among other things, was the first "white" man to enter Mecca - he went in disguise as an Arab. All his books are out of print, including his monumental 16 volume translation of the Arabian Nights. Blackmask, however, (www.blackmask.com) has released all of this works on their site and they are now available again. All the Blackmask ebooks are free, so if you want classics or out-of-print works take a look over there. (By the way, I have noticed a number of sites charging for classic ebooks when the same books are available for free from Blackmask. Always check there first.)

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Chyamp
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Date Posted: 05/03/05 Tue

I prefer a good old fashioned book, but love my T3 dearly.

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nino
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Date Posted: 05/03/05 Tue

In my humble opinion e-books are a nice complement to real books, wich for my taste are (and will be) the first choice.

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Donavan
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Date Posted: 05/03/05 Tue

Sorry to sound so harsh but I despise ebooks. I want to sit down with a good book, settle in and read. I spend all day at a computer and would rather not read not spend my time in front of a PDA reading ebooks.

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Jeff Anderson
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Date Posted: 05/03/05 Tue

I LOVE reading ebooks. I hadn't read a book for years until two christmas(es?) ago I was traveling and downloaded a copy of The Christmas Carol (Dickens). Long and short - I got delayed in the Detroit Airport and finished it sitting there. I have been hooked since. I have read 34 books since 12/15/04!

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Tamlin
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Date Posted: 05/03/05 Tue

All the convenience of a ebook is all I need.

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Ethlin
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Date Posted: 05/03/05 Tue

I'd rather read from a ebook. I am not carrying around great books everywhere.

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Author:
Joe Tomlins
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Date Posted: 05/03/05 Tue

ebooks are far more flexible and allow you to be able to take your ebook with you everywhere. It's great how it allows me the possibilities of reading my ebooks when in line, on a train or anywhere as it matters.

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[> Subject: Re: Do you prefer ebooks or actually reading a real book?


Author:
MC
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Date Posted: 05/03/05 Tue

Just adding to my earlier comment, I think that they should drop the prices of ebooks when compared to physical books. Why? It costs them hardly anything to produce the book in digital format when compared to the physical printing on paper with the binding, etc. Personally, I'd rather pay the price for a physical book that I can put on my shelf than get one that is on my Palm. Unless they drop the price of ebooks, I doubt that they can convince me to buy one. Why are we paying about the same price for an ebook if we can get it in hard copy? They won't get a cent from me until I find that it's cheaper to buy an ebook rather than the physical book.

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[> Subject: Re: Do you prefer ebooks or actually reading a real book?


Author:
John Gillespie
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Date Posted: 05/04/05 Wed

I would prefer to take ebooks with me. They are light easy to carry and I can store large volumes if I want.

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[> Subject: Re: Do you prefer ebooks or actually reading a real book?


Author:
Colinboy
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Date Posted: 05/04/05 Wed

Dude give me an ebook anyday.

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[> Subject: Re: Do you prefer ebooks or actually reading a real book?


Author:
Standish
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Date Posted: 05/04/05 Wed

I prefer reading ebooks, plus I don't have to carry heavy books with me everywhere.

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[> Subject: Re: Do you prefer ebooks or actually reading a real book?


Author:
Ernest Augustine
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Date Posted: 05/04/05 Wed

I've always loved to read, and to be quite honest, in the little over a year that I've had my Clie, just recently I've actually read my first "real" book as I could not find "Up Country" by N DeMille. It is so great to have so much reading material with me at all times. I just counted them up the other day and I have 77 books in stalled on my memory stick! No way could I even have 1 real book with me all the time. Pockets are just not that big!

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[> Subject: Palm TX, SYNC - OUTLOOK & CORPORATE TIME


Author:
MICHAEL
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Date Posted: 11/19/06 Sun

Just purchased a Palm TX. Need to sync with Outlook at home and Corporate Time (calendar) at work. My "IT" guy at work tells me that I can't sync with two different applications, but he admitted to never having tried this.

Any advise?

Thanks.

Michael

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Author:
MICHAEL
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Date Posted: 11/19/06 Sun

Just purchased a Palm TX. Need to sync with Outlook at home and Corporate Time (calendar) at work. My "IT" guy at work tells me that I can't sync with two different applications, but he admitted to never having tried this.

Any advise?

Thanks.

Michael

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