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Old 07-18-2013, 09:25 PM   #1
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g'day from Oz - see i get the pattern! ;)

Hello, what an interesting forum.
Came across it yesterday after i tried to download Mobipocket Reader to my new laptop.
Ha you say, how out-of-date can someone be? Only I've always just moved it from the old 'puter till now. So after installing Kindle for PC, just for fun I googled Mobipocket Abandonware and found MobileRead through someone's comments. Had a couple hours entertainment skimming through a few forums.
So wish I'd found it fifteen years ago - yes got my first reader (PalmZire71) late nineties, still mourn some of its functionality - Had trouble even finding a shop that knew what a reader was, in Australia's National capital. I'm much more temperature-comfortable now in far North Queensland.
The Palm forum was all I could find for a while, but now five devices later I'm almost totally converted to reading on screens and actually don't need help any more.
Best discovery - e-ink reader so I can read in sunlight as a car passenger or just sitting in a park.
i read a lot of SF and Fantasy and last few years a lot of fanfiction. Using an Android smartphone (HTC) - and I like FBReader - and the Kobo e-ink reader (slow but was affordable at the time) - now they've come down so much just like every exciting new thing.
I'm sort of retired (in my sixties) and do a lot of volunteer work - mainly Meals on Wheels. Two adult off-spring and one great husband.
So there I am in a somewhat oversized nutshell, delighted to be here and looking forward to some interesting interaction.
Cheers...p
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Old 07-19-2013, 08:15 AM   #2
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Old 07-20-2013, 08:14 AM   #3
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G'Day P and welcome to MobileRead. Good to have another old far., er I mean senior in MR.

Like you I started with a handheld. In my case it was an iPaq which I got back in the late 90's. Liked it fine but then saw a Sony 500 as I walked through CompUSA and was fascinated with it. Did some searching about eInk on the web and that's how I stumbled onto MobileRead. and shortly after joining I got the Sony 505.

Anyway, welcome aboard.
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:29 AM   #4
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Hi, pazed. In my 60s too. There are a few of us here.
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