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Old 10-12-2012, 11:56 AM   #110
tompe
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Originally Posted by DiapDealer View Post
... and wondering how/why ebook purchasers have tricked themselves into browsing for books in a manner that is clearly inferior to the way book-browsing was ordained to be.

Not to mention making the assumption that buying ebooks somehow automatically excludes a reader from possibly sharing their preference for selecting books.

That's what I got out of it anyway. The title of the thread says it all really. The OP purposely threw a long-tailed cat into a room full of rocking chairs. The only thing we're in the dark about was whether it was out of malice or mischief.
You should re-read the item since I do not find what you describe. It was a personal opinion about browsing and nothing was said about other people opinions. Instead they were asked for:
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Why am I still saying this NOW? Precisely because there're so many converts now, I'm wondering: why did you switch to ebooks? Have you forgotten the pleasure of books browsing, or is the e-book experience comparable to that of the old-school experience? Or has convenience displaced experience?
And for me for example convenience have displaced experience. I do not find netbased browsing especially enjoyable.
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