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Old 02-25-2009, 08:25 AM   #16
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Have we abandoned "liseuse?"
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Old 02-25-2009, 09:26 AM   #17
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Have we abandoned "liseuse?"
What?

Before I get to see a licensed liseuse?
I've never even been to a liseuse parlor...
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Old 02-25-2009, 10:00 AM   #18
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eBook and eBook Reader gets my vote. Little e, big B to emphasize the "book" over a gadget.
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Old 02-25-2009, 07:10 PM   #19
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Dude... we should so become an OEM and rebrand one of the devices as a PADD! All the Trek geeks will so buy it!

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Old 02-25-2009, 08:07 PM   #20
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Dude... we should so become and OEM and rebrand one of the devices as a PADD! All the Trek geeks will so buy it!

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And besides, I kind of like that name

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Old 02-25-2009, 11:36 PM   #21
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I wish people would quit using "eReader" and derivatives so confusingly. eReader is one specific company
I think it's too late. Most people say "kleenex" rather than "tissue" - even though, if they think about it, they know that Kleenex is a brand name. It doesn't really matter as the concept is still conveyed properly.

I would say "electronic book reader" or "eBook reader" - but it's so much simpler to just say "eReader". (When somebody knows what I'm talking about, though, I do just say "Reader".)
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Old 02-26-2009, 05:51 AM   #22
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Calling it an eReader will just confuse the issue and have some people thinking that eReader format is the format to purchase. Please refrain from invorrect use of the term eReader.

What we have is anot an eReader. It's an Electronic eBook Display Device or if you prefer, eBook Viewer and some will even call it an eBook Reader. But it is definitely not an eReader. eReader is a the name of an eBook format and the program used to display eReader format. Even using the term spelled ereader (without the capitol R) can be confusing for sum. Especially since Fictionwise says eReader is the recommended format all over their site.
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Old 02-26-2009, 05:52 AM   #23
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I hope so.
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Old 02-26-2009, 12:14 PM   #24
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Two words for a device will never take root in the public's voice. Too awkward. Most don't even use "television" any more. TV suffices.
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Old 02-26-2009, 12:38 PM   #25
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Two words for a device will never take root in the public's voice. Too awkward.
"Vacuum cleaner". Nah - it'll never catch on. Two words.
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Old 02-26-2009, 12:39 PM   #26
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Old 02-26-2009, 12:40 PM   #27
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But is it still used, do you think? I get the impression that it's a word only used by people of "a certain age".
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But is it still used, do you think? I get the impression that it's a word only used by people of "a certain age".

We'd better remedy that, then - and quickly ....
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"Vacuum cleaner". Nah - it'll never catch on. Two words.
Most people I know just call it a "vacuum".

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Most people I know just call it a "vacuum".

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In the UK we call it a 'Hoover' (after the popular Vacuum cleaner brand).
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