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ebook 56 50.00%
e-book 25 22.32%
eBook 31 27.68%
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Old 03-12-2008, 06:25 AM   #31
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I like eBook or ebook. I suspect as ebooks become more popular they will end up just being called books. This seems sensible otherwise we would need eMagazines and eNewspapers which would get a bit silly.
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Old 03-12-2008, 07:15 AM   #32
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Old 03-12-2008, 08:55 AM   #33
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I prefer ebook because it takes fewer keystrokes (including the shift key) to type it.

Guess I am lazy.
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Old 03-12-2008, 10:31 AM   #34
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:43 AM   #35
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I seem to have gravitated towards ebook, ebook reader, pbook - probably from reading posts here. I know I also use email but I don't use vmail or pmail - I use voice mail and...snail mail.
So ebook and snail book, then?
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Old 03-12-2008, 11:46 AM   #36
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So ebook and snail book, then?
Yes, a snail book being one that I order from Amazon and arrives via....snail mail. Yes, good point.
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Old 03-12-2008, 06:00 PM   #37
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I chose "eBook", perhaps I have caught the iPod contagion, but ebook works as well for me. But never e-book.

Why? because I don't like it.
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Old 03-12-2008, 06:02 PM   #38
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For a paper book, I prefer the term "TreeWaste"
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Old 03-13-2008, 11:03 AM   #39
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"ebook" will win out. Even though I type a decent speed (35-45 words a minute) I prefer having one less stroke to type. Most languages whether written or not tend to shorten things through time.

ebook, pbook.... but what about audio books? abook anyone?





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I prefer ebook because it takes fewer keystrokes (including the shift key) to type it.

Guess I am lazy.
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Old 03-13-2008, 11:36 AM   #40
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Hi Hidari

Couldn't help but notice your tag line, waiting for a pocket pc e-ink reader. Just under the tag line on my monitor was an ad for Netronix (see netronix in the wiki). They were advertizing ODM/OEM e-Book solutions with PVI e-paper display. Their new 9.7" display is using Win CE which is the underlying OS for Pocket PC. Looks like they are getting close to meeting your needs.

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Old 03-13-2008, 03:21 PM   #41
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I think ebook is better because it's more energy efficient - one less character. In years to come we will all think it rather hilarious that we used to cut down trees in order to produce a medium to disseminate knowledge. Old books will be called 'woodies' and ebooks will be know as 'ebees' or 'ebs' for short in order to conserve energy and be more electron friendly .

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Old 03-13-2008, 06:33 PM   #42
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Ta for the info. As I am writing this there is an advert from Netronix at the top of Mbile Read. Yes, I am following the thread of the ODM/OEM. At this point in am more interested in the EB-100. Though, Still it might be a wee too big for what I am looking for.


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Couldn't help but notice your tag line, waiting for a pocket pc e-ink reader. Just under the tag line on my monitor was an ad for Netronix (see netronix in the wiki). They were advertizing ODM/OEM e-Book solutions with PVI e-paper display. Their new 9.7" display is using Win CE which is the underlying OS for Pocket PC. Looks like they are getting close to meeting your needs.

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Old 03-13-2008, 09:30 PM   #43
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Ta for the info. As I am writing this there is an advert from Netronix at the top of Mbile Read. Yes, I am following the thread of the ODM/OEM. At this point in am more interested in the EB-100. Though, Still it might be a wee too big for what I am looking for.
I believe the eB-100 runs Linux 2.6. oNly the eB-300 runs Win-CE which is kind of strange that they would have different OS's. They do advertise touch screen as an option for the eB-100. Perhaps they switch OS's when you get that option.

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Old 03-14-2008, 02:23 PM   #44
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Personally, I prefer e-book, but that's because it follows broadcasting reading practices. I read a lot of stuff on air at the radio station I work at. The dash makes it easier for me to pronounce. I can understand the apple "iBefore everything" hook as a marketing scheme, but it does kind of irk me when I've got to read about such a product on the air.
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It's much too late now, but maybe the text itself should be called an "etext" and a dedicated device for displaying it (as opposed to a general purpose computer) should be an "ebook". What a rats' nests is English usage!
heh, actually i completely agree with you, and received detailed counter arguments in this other thread (in the rare non-absurd posts).

i'm glad to see i'm not the only one who sees the logic in that...
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