[rescue] Is it kosher to post Craigslist links here?

velociraptor velociraptor at gmail.com
Fri Jun 30 16:01:35 CDT 2006

On 6/30/06, Don Y <dgy at dakotacom.net> wrote:

> I haven't decided if I should PITY or ENVY the post-PC generations;
> they're not as married to the idea of a physical bound book so
> will not be burdened (as much) trying to hold on to physical
> books.  OTOH, they probably will never get the same sort of
> "connection" that comes from holding a book and reading it
> (without sitting bolt upright in front of a computer monitor,
> etc.)

There are some books that I want in physical form and some that are
better off being on the computer in the first place, like O'Reilly
Nutshell guides and similar.  For instance, since I've been working on
my shell-scripting fu a lot in the last six months or so, I find my
most used shell reference is one I can get to from the web.

Oddly enough, since having a device that is high enough resolution to
read "ebooks" on, I actually think I read faster that way.  I think it
has to do with the narrower line length, but haven't done any
empirical checks to verify.  It may also have to do with the fact that
most paperbacks are not as high of contrast as ebook screens, since I
know that my eyesight has deteriorated somewhat in the last couple of
years.  I wear "cheaters" part of the time, but don't need them enough
to remember to keep them with me all the time.

The one advantage to having ebooks is that I don't worry about taking
enough reading along so as not to get bored when I travel--I just keep
a folder of stuff on the SD card in the PDA.

As for "proper" libraries...yes, me too.  And it needs about a
half-dozen different chairs/chaises/couches so there's always
something that fits your mood for how you want to sit/recline while


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