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Old 10-23-2009, 08:25 PM   #74
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Originally Posted by Bilbo1967 View Post
Don't think it's arrogant at all - if you saw somebody reading a p-book and constantly referring to a dictionary, what would you think?
But, you are referring to the limitations imposed by the old technology.

A decent pbook dictionary is a hefty pbook itself, impractical to lug around, requires extra space on your table, it takes time to flip the pages while you are searching for the definition...

The dictionary lookup on a modern electronic device is a quite different experience. The lookups are fast, there are no limits to the quality/coverage of the dictionary (OED, tomorrow?) and is packed into the already existing (reading) device.
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