Digital ink vs paper - your current thoughts

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Re: Digital ink vs paper - your current thoughts

Postby Sister Jennifer » Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:39 am

I think reading is the main thing. It's to be encouraged in all it's forms.

It's not about having gadgets. I like the Kindle. Two main things; it's convenience & it's size. The interface doesn't bother me because it looks just like a book page not a pc screen. AND I can increase the font size so I don't need my glasses which I usually can't find anyway.

Kindle book prices are only something I'd compare with bookshop prices which are gobsmackingly high at times. I do use the library but I really enjoy looking through second-hand stores. There's something about finding a good book/s in a second-hand shop.

The last few books I've read have been on the Kindle and now I'm reading The Long Earth in hardback, man, lugging it around with me :roll: . I know, I know, stupid first world comment.

Paper books will always be the best for sentimental, tactile reasons.
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Re: Digital ink vs paper - your current thoughts

Postby pip » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:39 am

Sister made a good comment in that reading is to be encouraged in any form and if it takes electronic readers to get some youngsters into it thats brilliant.
Personally (in case anyone missed it ) i'm not a fan of the electronic format. And i have been offered a sony ebook reader that cost 200 euro for free so its not a case that i'm jealous of the technology. Quite the opposite as i tend to get quite a few gadgets and computer games etc. So i'm not anti changing technology.
But when it comes to books i just prefer the printed version .
I love hunting in charity shops, second hand shops and online for nice editions.
With books i prefer hardbacks and will buy them over the paperbacks whenever possible. Theres something about the feel of a good hardback book.
Someone made the point about schools using textbooks recently but i went through school and college with paper books and these became heavily annotated with observations , notes , possible exam questions etc. This helped greatly with later study . there might be a click button on a kindle for adding notes but its never going to be as accessable as hand notes.
There is also the major book lovers joy of passing on a book they loved to others. E books kill the joy of shring.
The cost factor which people argue tends to balance out either way . You don't need specialist equipment to read a book. The cost of a newly published book versus the e book version tends to be very small.
And there is a lot of bargains to be had in the second hand market. Yes there are occasionally free books but a lot of them are available for a euro in paper without the 100 quid piece of equipment so agian balance.
To each there own but i'm sticking with real books :D
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Re: Digital ink vs paper - your current thoughts

Postby Tonyblack » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:49 am

Indeed! Imagine if the text book that Harry found in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince had been in e-format. :lol:
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Re: Digital ink vs paper - your current thoughts

Postby pip » Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:54 am

Tonyblack wrote:Indeed! Imagine if the text book that Harry found in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince had been in e-format. :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Digital ink vs paper - your current thoughts

Postby raptornx01 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:43 am

You also have libraries for free books. with the benefit of not being relegated to public domain books. the libraies here often got new books (and new movies) the day they were published, and if they didn't have a book (or dvd or cd) you wanted you could order them from another library in the county and would get it within a day or two.

it was actually kind of scary what they had to offer, even in terms of movies, my library even had Urotsukidōji: The Legend Of Overfiend in stock :?

(Do NOT look that up without safesearch on :? )
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Re: Digital ink vs paper - your current thoughts

Postby pip » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:50 am

Never heard of it . :D
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Re: Digital ink vs paper - your current thoughts

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:45 pm

It's a hentai anime X rated DVD Films Pip,other end of the scale from Studio Ghibli.
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Re: Digital ink vs paper - your current thoughts

Postby raptornx01 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:20 pm

pip wrote:Never heard of it . :D


be glad of that.

Who's Wee Dug wrote:It's a hentai anime X rated DVD Films Pip,other end of the scale from Studio Ghibli.


That doesn't even do it justice, its so far on the other end of the scale it make regular hentai look like studio Ghibli :lol:
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Re: Digital ink vs paper - your current thoughts

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:25 pm

The Japanese don't do anything by halves when it comes to that type of DVD. :mrgreen:
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Re: Digital ink vs paper - your current thoughts

Postby raptornx01 » Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:32 pm

:lol: there's is "normal" stuff, just not as...... memorable :D
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Re: Digital ink vs paper - your current thoughts

Postby Del » Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:38 pm

[quote="Merlin"There has been some good natured discussion about digital vs paper over in this thread, which I appear to inadvertently stirred up.[/quote]

Nope. Take no blame Merlin my dear.... its been raging in almost every thread for some time now :lol: :lol: but some people :whistle: bite so easily.....

Oh Pip you should have grabbed the free tablet.... there are some amazing fun games for babies to interact with in apps on tablets.... chasing bugs and making pretty colours with hand movements. It promotes fine motor movement too. :D

For me .... both. Not even going to argue the point anymore.

And seriously.... you Brits get books SO much cheaper than we Aussies. Rare to find a Terry Pratchett in a second hand store too... the charities are as savvy with their knowledge of books as they are with their china.

Then again... we DO have the Lifeline bookfests at least twice a year for charity in most cities. :D

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Re: Digital ink vs paper - your current thoughts

Postby pip » Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:43 pm

Del wrote:[quote="Merlin"There has been some good natured discussion about digital vs paper over in this thread, which I appear to inadvertently stirred up.


Nope. Take no blame Merlin my dear.... its been raging in almost every thread for some time now :lol: :lol: but some people :whistle: bite so easily.....

Oh Pip you should have grabbed the free tablet.... there are some amazing fun games for babies to interact with in apps on tablets.... chasing bugs and making pretty colours with hand movements. It promotes fine motor movement too. :D

For me .... both. Not even going to argue the point anymore.

And seriously.... you Brits get books SO much cheaper than we Aussies. Rare to find a Terry Pratchett in a second hand store too... the charities are as savvy with their knowledge of books as they are with their china.

Then again... we DO have the Lifeline bookfests at least twice a year for charity in most cities. :D

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Del I have an Internet Tablet with Apps galore. Tablet does not equal E Book Reader
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Re: Digital ink vs paper - your current thoughts

Postby Del » Fri Jul 13, 2012 1:53 pm

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Re: Digital ink vs paper - your current thoughts

Postby pip » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:10 pm

Nope . One is a computer that has lots of functions the other is a device for showing electronic books :D
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Re: Digital ink vs paper - your current thoughts

Postby Tiffany » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:04 pm

My Daughter had a Galaxy tab & an i pad & I'm sure she could read books on those as well as all the other apps there are on it.
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