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E-Book farce

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Can we stop this nonsense? An e-book should recognise no boundaries. It should fly to wherever it is needed / wanted.



  • science24science24 Posts: 989 ✭✭✭✭✭
    you are right @Lynne =D>
    Here is a wanderful link that really means the no boundaries of e-book
    just type you keywords to get a direct download link of your book.
    I hope it can help you to find what you are looking for.

  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 39,129 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2013
    I bought my first ebooks a couple of days ago, as Lonely Planet were selling guidebooks very cheaply, just that day. I succeeded to buy and download the latest India guidebook, but when I went to pay for a couple more (Indonesia and Cambodia), first my bankcard had been blocked, then a phonecall to the UK later, when I tried downloading the Indonesia guide, I used up my four downloads and still didn't succeed. I'm still waiting for Lonely Planet to come back to me.

    But amatsu I agree with you when I'm not travelling, but the one thing I had lugging around is a heavy guidebook.
  • kindgnicekindgnice LEO Motivator!!! Posts: 7,958 mod
    edited March 2016
    [quote="amatsuscribbler;1744"]I don't want to buy an e-book!
    I want to spend hours wandering around a book shop, getting side-tracked and finding books I didn't think I wanted; bumping into friends unexpectedly; asking the assistants for advice; taking my new purchase to the coffee shop and sitting having a quick flick!
    I don't want e-books! :(( [/quote]

    @amatsuscribbler: I understand you buddy. Though I also have PDF version of other books, I would like to prefer the actual book reading, maybe because the gadget's radiation hurts my eyes most of the time. :)
  • mohit_singhmohit_singh Posts: 2,202 ✭✭✭✭
    Oo discussion on ebook. Yes, now I am also get fed up with e-book because it hearts my eyes in the night.
    But it is cheaper and 24*7 available in your mobile so whenever I got time even for 30 min. I try to finish few pages.

    I like Google books more than kindle as it is more flexible.i do not need to adjust colour of background and accordingly. It has incorporated dictionary.
  • HermineHermine Moderator Posts: 7,956 mod
    There is no better way to read as in a book. I mean in a real/concrete book.
    I love them and I love my shelves where I can see all the ones I read.

    Today I was really shocked of the fact, that a book shop couldnˋt easily get the book by Jules Verne called Journey to the Center of the Earth. The assistant scrolled up and down the screen, but couldnˋt find an availabe one. Itˋs a classicer I told her and written in best German.

    I went home in the hope that in the next days sheˋll call me and say that she got one.
  • MatthiasAndernachMatthiasAndernach Posts: 89 ✭✭
    I read e-books as epub on a Tolino with an e-ink display. There is no "radiation", just don't turn on the backlight function. There a studies about the exhaustion of the eye while reading on different devices or paperbooks (some call it "Totholz" in germany, "dead wood"). Different studies came to different yieldings regarding the eyeexhaustion. But e-ink displays seem to harm the eye nearly as little as "Totholz", at least if you don't turn on the backlight. At best I would buy both versions, Paperbooks to feel something and see something on the shelf and e-book for the situations in where they suit better.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 39,129 ✭✭✭✭
    My Kindle Paperwhite is good in that it is like reading from the paper page @MatthiasAndernach. However long I spend reading, I've never suffered any problems with my eyes.

    But like @amatsuscribbler says, there's nothing like browsing for books in a bookshop. Today I found a nice little book on South African birds. Ebooks can never replace this or at at least not yet.
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