Books - How to improve them?

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Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:37 pm

I could manage the Ritz, though travelling to work from there would be a bit difficult!
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Postby deldaisy » Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:07 pm

I could manage the Ritz, though travelling to work from there would be a bit difficult!


.... In a chaffeur driven limosine????? Would you prefer I hire you your won personal London Double Decker to drive you to work Bouncy?
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Postby spideyGirl » Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:19 pm

The screen on a kindle is very much like a real life book page in terms of how it looks, so if you are someone who can't read off a computer screen for any big length of time, its a great alternative. An IPad etc... will have a bright computer screen.

Now for me the ultimate would be one that could switch mode, so if I wanted to look at images or video, websites etc and in colour.. I could use the normal mode but if I wanted to read a book (for pleasure or for study) I could use the Kindle mode. :D

(i know i'm a have my cake and eat it kind of spidey).
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Postby Dotsie » Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:27 pm

deldaisy wrote:So if some don't support this or that.... why would you not just buy something like an ipad and download each programme so you can use any e-reading programme.

Oooo listen to you, Miss Moneybags! I'll get Mr Dotsie an iPad when I win the lottery :lol:

The difference is about 300 quid :wink:
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Postby Doughnut Jimmy » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:24 pm

Like Spidey said the kindle screen is very different, you can read it outside unlike a computer style screen. It is also smaller than an Ipad and so a bit easier to carry with you

I'm all for books being smaller and lighter, but why not just use a smaller typeface and thinner paper like they used to do - the edition of LOTR in three volumes that my parents had you could easily fit one of the books into the back pocket of a pair of jeans but my newish copies are twice as thick. I've got a book that looks to be a similar size to that flipbook but normal way up, text is small but still perfectly legible, paper's thin but the book's old so its obvioulsly lasted well.

There's a simple way to make books smaller but no the publishers are always trying to make them bigger so we'll pay more for them :evil:
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:02 pm

By the way, Del.

On a Kindle you can also change the orientation, ie read with the device in landscape mode.
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Postby pip » Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:12 pm

You can also throw a kindle much further than a book and get a satisfying cracking noise :lol:
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:24 pm

Temper temper!!
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Postby pip » Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:28 pm

no i do it even in a good mood :lol:
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Postby poohcarrot » Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:15 am

Tonyblack wrote:I wonder how Japanese books in this format would work. :?

My wife says they'd be pants! :D
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Postby deldaisy » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:08 am

Dotsie wrote:
deldaisy wrote:So if some don't support this or that.... why would you not just buy something like an ipad and download each programme so you can use any e-reading programme.

Oooo listen to you, Miss Moneybags! I'll get Mr Dotsie an iPad when I win the lottery :lol:

The difference is about 300 quid :wink:


:shock: :shock: okkkkkkaaaaaaaay. Tell mr Dotsie to hang in there.... Bouncy and I are both counting on winning a lottery or two. :wink: trouble is she is getting all uppity about going to work every day instead of getting plastered in the Presedential Suite at the Ritz when I wiln $30 million.

Ummmm see i don't LIKE the "i" things (ipad OR iphone) so have never priced them.
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Postby deldaisy » Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:10 am

poohcarrot wrote:
Tonyblack wrote:I wonder how Japanese books in this format would work. :?

My wife says they'd be pants! :D


Oh I dunno.... I have amused myself by staring at a nice ar... pair of pants when I haven't had a book to read on the bus.
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Re: Books - How to improve them?

Postby Tris » Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:00 pm

Tonyblack wrote:I saw this new idea on a thread on the CA board and really dislike the idea.

But what do you think?

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I don't like the idea very much, but it would be good for someone who travels a lot. I like my books facing the right way.
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