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Old 10-17-2008, 05:49 PM   #1
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How many of you read on the computer?

I've never really read on the PC. Ever since learning how to liberate my media I've started reading using Mobipocket. Now I read more on the PC than on the Kindle

P.S. Reading as in books only.

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Old 10-17-2008, 05:55 PM   #2
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I've never really read on the PC. Ever since learning how to liberate my media I've started reading using Mobipocket. Now I read more on the PC than on the Kindle
I probably read more on my PC than my kindle. But, that is forums, web sites, rss, etc. For ebooks and recreational it is all Kindle.

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Old 10-17-2008, 06:03 PM   #3
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:16 PM   #4
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I do read books occasional, When I've got my alptop open already, and the reader is lying in another room and I feel too lazy to get up and get it,

Also when I forget to charge it up (Which is often as i switched off auto shutoff, and am absent minded ). That one of main things I miss from the Sony, the ability to read when Charging.
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:22 PM   #5
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What's great for me is that I open the book from the Kindle "drive" itself, so I continue on the PC where I left off on the Kindle and then when I get the Kindle off the PC I can continue reading where I left off on the PC
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:34 PM   #6
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I've never really read on the PC. Ever since learning how to liberate my media I've started reading using Mobipocket. Now I read more on the PC than on the Kindle

P.S. Reading as in books only.
I read in paper, on the PC, or on the PDA, depending.

Fiction is all paper or PDA. Other things might be on the PC. (I have a lot of computer tech stuff in PDF format and otherwise. PDFs are a pain to read on the PDA, and even stuff in other formats tends to assume you are at your computer and can follow along with the examples in the book.)
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Old 10-17-2008, 06:59 PM   #7
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Books just on one of tabletpcs or the umpc... do not know if you where refering just to desktops or not, so...
But 95% of the time on the cybook or the pocketpc.
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Old 10-18-2008, 05:54 AM   #8
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I read web sites on my PC. Books - never (except for technical programming books for work, to look-up something specific).
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Old 10-18-2008, 06:29 AM   #9
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Never read books in my PC. Wouldn't be able to concentrate in the reading (too many distractions), and I guess it would tire my eyes even more. That's why I bought an ereader.
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Old 10-18-2008, 09:52 AM   #10
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Old 10-18-2008, 09:57 AM   #11
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Not at all. I've even been known to convert online course study to palmdoc format so I could read on the sofa.
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Old 10-18-2008, 10:02 AM   #12
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I've never really read on the PC. Ever since learning how to liberate my media I've started reading using Mobipocket. Now I read more on the PC than on the Kindle

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Old 10-18-2008, 10:19 AM   #13
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Unfortunately, I spend many hours every day reading on my PC -- it's part of my livelihood as a book editor. But for pure pleasure, I never read books on my PC; for pleasure I read on my Sony Reader or the pbook.
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Old 10-18-2008, 10:33 AM   #14
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Old 10-18-2008, 10:36 AM   #15
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On the CyBook Gen3 -- to read while charging:

1) Go to the library screen
2) Menu/Advanced.../Slide Show.../5 Seconds
3) Wait for slide show to start (about 5 seconds!)
4) Plug in charger (not while slide is changing)
5) Menu/left button - back to library screen.
6) Select a book and read while the CyBook charges.

Occasionally step 4 doesn't work and you get to the "Connected" screen. Just unplug and try again from step 1.



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I do read books occasional, When I've got my alptop open already, and the reader is lying in another room and I feel too lazy to get up and get it,

Also when I forget to charge it up (Which is often as i switched off auto shutoff, and am absent minded ). That one of main things I miss from the Sony, the ability to read when Charging.
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