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Old 02-20-2008, 01:36 PM   #31
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Google. How utterly mundane and at the same time indicative of the web at the moment.

The reason I stayed? This is simply the most friendly,helpful, literate and active forum I have been a member of.
Google for me also. And I noticed that discussing books and gadgets was fund. Also this is the only forum I have used that works. It is fast and it never forgets what you have read and no other forum I have used has both of these properties.

I am trying to use internettablettalk and is is very slow and it takes so long time to jump to the last unread that you get fooled and press space. It also regularly marks items as read when I have not read them. I think it is because I google for something and end up in the forum and then I loose the unread information. This forum does not have any of these problems. Maybe somebody could write the guide of how to setup a working forum that other people could use...
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:01 PM   #32
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Google. How utterly mundane and at the same time indicative of the web at the moment.

The reason I stayed? This is simply the most friendly,helpful, literate and active forum I have been a member of.

Thanks all
Ditto, on all counts! I was looking for info on the Kindle, and comparisons between that and the other available devices. Found this site, *great* comparisons, helpful people, lots of books, daily activity ..... and so I stayed. And find myself compulsively checking back often!
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Bob, I [thankfully] found this wonderful site while searching for 'ebook hardware' or somesuch input on Google. I was getting a bit desperate to find a replacement for my Rocket reader, which I felt sure would die on me sooner or later - the battery that is, rather than the rest of the hardware. The information I received on here eventually led me to purchase a CyBook first-generation reader, which I'm very happy with. In fact, my Rocket and my CyBook are still going strong. I'm now looking to buy an E-Ink device [ don't scold me JS if that is incorrect phraseology ], with the hope of weaning myself from backlit devices. I'm glad to see that the Sony reader is just about to become available over-here [UK]. Hopefully some site like Ebuyer will buy a gigantic job-lot and drive the price down. Unfortunately, given Sony's propensity for controlling every aspect of their goods that's obviously not very likely. However, we can live in hope.

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Old 05-09-2008, 05:02 PM   #34
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Old 05-30-2008, 12:57 AM   #35
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i was searching for more info on ebooks on google and here i am!
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Old 05-30-2008, 11:27 AM   #36
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I had read about the Iliad and thought it was interesting but too expensive. Then I saw the *Huge* ad about the Kindle and remembered reading about other eink devices. I then did the standard Google search to see if there were other options for Canadians. I very quickly ended up at MR and stayed because of the great information available here.

If it wasn't for MR I wouldn't have bought the Cybook Gen3 just in time for Christmas 2007. I wouldn't have known that Cybook Gen3 take 2 was coming out and bought that one too.
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Old 05-30-2008, 09:01 PM   #37
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I was looking for a book on Amazon, saw the kindle and wound up doing some research. Voila! Here I am.
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:44 AM   #38
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Just wanted to thank everyone for sharing all the nice comments . It's very interesting to hear all the stories about what people were looking for and how they ended up here.

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Old 06-04-2008, 06:39 PM   #39
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Pretty much through Google the first couple of times. But those were more of a just dripping in to check something visits.

Became more active after deciding to get a e-ink reader, and followed a lot of links down from blog's like JKontheRun, etc. when trying to decide which one to get.

Still, Mobileread has become the No 1 site I send people who show an interest in E-books and readers to.
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Old 07-07-2008, 04:59 PM   #40
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My favorite gadget for reading used to be my Palm Zire. I used it for my contacts (sync with Outlook), and for reading books. I found out about it when I saw someone else with one at the airport. Before then, It never occurred to me that you could read books on them.

I was using Mobipocket on my PC and on the Palm. I loved it because it could fit in my pocket, Hated that the battery life was such that I could only read for a couple of hours without charging.


My new favorite is my Cybook. It was quite a search for a cover that would protect it well enough to toss in my purse . . . but I found one--Levenger compact Circa Zip Folio. I put my contacts in a PDF document (thanks to a tool from Microsoft). I take it everywhere with me.
I found out about it on Baen's Bar forum.

So the Palm is now relegated to the nightstand, where its backlight is a distinct advantage and I can operate it plugged in if I have to.
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Old 07-07-2008, 07:48 PM   #41
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My favorite gadget is my Tapwave Zodiac 2 PDA. I got it when my old Palm Tungsten E PDA was failing, and the E in turn replaced a Handspring Visor Pro, which replaced a Handspring Deluxe that failed the Drop Test (tm).

The Handspring Deluxe came from a former employer, who decided all IT staffers should have PDAs. I went looking for things that would help me do my job, and discovered that I could take electronic versions of the documentation for systems I dealt with and convert it to a form usable on my PDA. I could carry a documentation library in my pocket.

I didn't see myself reading fiction on the device, but discovered soon enough I could do that, too. One thing led to another, and there are now about 3,500 ebooks on the Zodiac, in a wide variety of topics and genres.

Interest in ebooks in general eventually led me to MobileRead, which is the single best site I've found dealing with ebooks and the associated technology.
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Old 07-07-2008, 07:55 PM   #42
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I really did NOT need this thread. In reading it, I found myself over at the Fujitsu site ... looking at the new tablet PCs and one ultra micro tablet pc that is soooo sweet (although with only a 60GB HD ... I'm thinking that a regular tablet might be nicer).

Just what I needed .... the urge to upgrade my tablet.
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:04 AM   #43
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I just finished my semester exams of my engineering degree two weeks ago (still two more sems to go). And i had already started using my computer to read books and to browse almost 17 hours a day.

As i was going through my ebook collection (mostly comprising of PDF books), i had to take short breaks in between reading hours though, mainly to avoid sour eyes. Also this process provoked a thought in my mind about researching more about mobile forms of reading ebooks. I knew about e-ink technology before, also had seen Sony reader, Kindle over the internet. But had never given a serious thoughts about getting atleast a petty ebook reader, mainly because of my misconception that no mobile readers are feasible for me.

But this time, as i had searched for ebook reading devices similar to Sony eareader, Kindle i started bumping pages which showed me devices other thank actual e-ink devices.

I found several webpages showing me PDAs, Palmtops and even portable gaming devices such as Sony PSPs being used as mobile readers.

And the important thing was, whenever i found a device like PDA being used as reader, i googled particularly for that device along with some extra tags. For example, "PDA as ebook reader or iPaq as ebook device"...

And i started bumping mobilereader forum again and again. At first, even though i went through the pages which showed me details of the devices, i wasn't quite impressed by the first looks.

As i continued my search for mobile readers, the frequency of bumping MR increased a lot, and that was the time when the goodness of MR really hit me (positively). And since then, i have started seriously going through different sections of the forum, haven't finished yet.....

This is how i found MR......

About my favorite device:

I don't own many gadgets at the moment, however i have owned four computers till today. I don't think it can be considered as a gadget, however as i use one of my computers very much i will just mention the specifications of my computer...

It's an Intel Core 2 duo - e2160 processor (overclocked to 3.8GHz) based computer with 2GB of G'skill 800MHz RAM.

Apart from this, among the gadgets i currently own, my favorite is my MP3 player Philips GoGear SA1335 which has a gigabyte of memory and gives very good quality sound output coupled with a Creative ep630 headphone...

Well, i hope i haven't bored you friends. That's all for now.
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Old 07-25-2008, 03:07 AM   #44
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Old 07-27-2008, 03:11 PM   #45
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Amazon.com while I was looking for information on the Kindle. In the forum there was a listing of sites that provided ebook information and also some free books to download.
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