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Old 12-24-2008, 08:17 AM   #16
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"I'm thinking of arranging the books by the color of the Dust jacket."
what's wrong with that idea ?? if i could find a place to put one giant bookshelf big enough for all my books, i would really do that. look how pretty :

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Old 12-24-2008, 09:02 AM   #17
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So it's common knowledge that Sony's next reader will come in 2009 and have wireless?

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Amazon and Sony are expected to introduce new versions of their readers in 2009.
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Mr. Haber of Sony said future versions of the Reader will have wireless capability ...
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:06 AM   #18
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So it's common knowledge that Sony's next reader will come in 2009 and have wireless?
Well, I'd say it's a common expectation... I don't get the impression the rollout of the wireless device is locked down for 2009 (and Sony may be saying that to try to steal some of Amazon's thunder). But it does seem like that's what they're aiming for.
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:12 AM   #19
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Old 12-24-2008, 10:17 AM   #20
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what's wrong with that idea ?? if i could find a place to put one giant bookshelf big enough for all my books, i would really do that. look how pretty :

Wow, that is cool
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Old 12-24-2008, 11:56 AM   #21
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Wow, that is cool
Well, to be honest, it depends on what the dog is reading. Most pugs I know have abysmally bad taste when it comes to literature. (Which is why you seldom see them buying books. They're embarrassed to be seen purchasing said items.) Plus, how did it organize the shelves that way? I thought they were color blind.
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Old 12-24-2008, 12:01 PM   #22
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Well, to be honest, it depends on what the dog is reading. Most pugs I know have abysmally bad taste when it comes to literature. (Which is why you seldom see them buying books. They're embarrassed to be seen purchasing said items.) Plus, how did it organize the shelves that way? I thought they were color blind.
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Old 12-24-2008, 01:04 PM   #24
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Exactly his point, hence the facepalm smilie.
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Old 12-24-2008, 01:14 PM   #25
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"Why are your books so high?"
I guess there are two answers to that.

1. They take drugs.

2. We don't have any midgets so we put all the books up high.

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Old 12-24-2008, 01:26 PM   #26
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The reason things recommended by Oprah are so popular is that a most Oprah followers are lemmings and will go out and get whatever it is she thinks is good even if it's not. And they will think they've enjoyed it even it it's not good.

I did download the free MS Reader version of The Tales of Edgar Sawtelle but have not read it because I found out not long after that Oprah recommended it. So it's just sitting on my hard drive unread. Now if Oprah had recommended this book, I might have started it. But as I am not a lemming or an Oprah fan, I probably never will read it.
She featured the Sony Reader in her magazine awhile back. You'd better get rid of it right away.
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I worked at a bookstore, too, for almost 20 years.

Many customers are often notoriously inaccurate, lazy, and dead-wrong.
Reminds me of a passage from The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley, where a group of booksellers are having a get-together and talking about their problems. One of them says:

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In re Sawtelle: I bought it from Fictionwise mainly because it was a 100% rebate book and I was looking to get more for loading up my balance than just a pleasant feeling. I haven't read it yet, but it's nice to know it's sitting there if I ever feel appropriately lemming-like.

In re the NYT article, something I found interesting was the bit about the iPhone, where they mention that the iPhone e-reading programs account for nearly as many e-book sales as the Sony Reader, though still not as many as the Kindle.
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