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Old 06-24-2010, 12:22 PM   #31
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My wife and I reads the same book some weeks ago. She read her paper copy and I read it on my PRS-600. We exchanged our impressions about the book and I never thought for a moment we had a different experience. Different opinions for sure, but I think we both READ the book.
I know in my case, how I read depends on what I'm reading, not the medium I'm using. If I'm reading a news article, a forum post, blog, etc., I'm usually just skimming to pick up the main points. If, however, I'm researching a subject or reading a novel, then the reading material has my undivided attention, whether I'm reading a physical book, on my Sony/Kindle, or on my laptop screen. But, again, that's just me.
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Old 06-24-2010, 12:29 PM   #32
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Another damn lie by you, you two-faced, wishy-washy trolling sock-puppet scumbag. You have never, ever, ever, ever ONCE e-mailed me or posted a PM to me. You simply can not "open your mouth" without telling a lie-- and that is why I think you are a pathetic excuse for a human being.
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Old 06-24-2010, 12:30 PM   #33
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My message was clearly redundant.
Sorry.

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Old 06-24-2010, 11:55 PM   #34
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Regardless of your personal feelings towards a person, posts like this are completely inappropriate here, as clearly specified in our guidelines. If you are unable to remain polite, it is better to refrain from posting anything.

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But Harry T, it's funny, if his post was inappropriate and he took it down, it looks like he did, why leave your post up that still mocks that guy and for all we know this is just a he said she said thing, they both might be jerks. Hehe. Wouldn't it be the thing now to take down your post Harry T that still besmirches the reputation of ardeegee and that other clown? I am all for civility here, too. Good take down, sir, but now to be really cool, you should remove the incriminating post you quoted, no? What's wrong with those two guys, anyways?
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:46 AM   #35
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... and now this thread can die in peace...
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:53 AM   #36
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And I accept your experience as real, Wordcrasher. Like I always said from the get go, I might be entirely wrong about this. And I don't mind being wrong. The more I hear from people like you, and your experiences, I am beginning to think i AM wrong. Thanks for comment.
Dan, I don't think you are entirely wrong. I think different media can modify our way of reading in many ways. As i said in another thread, reading on a PC or an iPad is not comfortable for me, as I get distracted by having movies, music, and all that the web offers just one keystroke from me.
On the other side, my PRS-600's online dictionary has improved my pleasure in reading books in English.
My opinion differs from yours in that I only think that it's always the same action of reading: calling it something else is, in my opinion of course, stretching it too far.
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:22 PM   #37
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Not sure if this applies, but some sites are now asking posters to follow this informal style: In an effort to encourage the same level of civil dialogue among readers that we expect of our writers – a “civilogue,” to use the term coined by Jeffrey Weiss – they are requiring commenters to use their AOL or AIM screen names to submit a comment, and they are reading all comments before publishing them. Personal attacks (on writers, other readers, or anyone at all) and comments that are not productive additions to the conversation will not be published, period, to make room for a discussion among those with ideas to kick around. This might separate the wheat from the chaff here at MobileRead, too, no?
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Old 06-25-2010, 10:39 PM   #38
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they are requiring commenters to use their AOL or AIM screen names to submit a comment, and they are reading all comments before publishing them.
Why, yes, that is an excellent way to kill a forum, Dan!
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Old 06-29-2010, 02:07 AM   #39
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Why, yes, that is an excellent way to kill a forum, Dan!
It's like a game of chess, isn't it? And darren so much wants to win! for a man who admits (here on MR) he has never read much American literature, novels, poems, plays, essays -- and doesn't know most well-known writers and thinkers in the USA -- and pans top writers like Nicholas Carr and William Powers for their balanced tech vs unplugged books -- and says things like 20 years from now nobody will ever know who Nick Carr was! -- egads! -- and admits he is not much of a real ''reader'' in the first place, and that's okay, not everyone has to be a bookish person in my book, the truth does not lie only in books and there's lots to learn and know outside of the book world for sure, and the tech world is a very good place to build a homestead, sure, why don't you just move on with the things you do like in life instead of obsessing with this sockpuppet nonsense? You seem to have taken it as a personal mission to damp down the noise of people on this board you don't like, for vulgar reasons of your own. So strange. You are. But given that you are so obsessed, I beg your leave. It boggles the mind that someone would spend so much time worrying about nothingness.
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Old 06-29-2010, 04:04 AM   #40
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I find this thread entertaining. Let's keep this up.

By the way, Dan, why do you keep switching IDs? 'coolcat' is now the third different ID you've used in this thread alone.
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Old 06-29-2010, 01:27 PM   #41
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[...]and pans top writers like Nicholas Carr and William Powers for their balanced tech vs unplugged books -- and says things like 20 years from now nobody will ever know who Nick Carr was!
I don't know who Nick Carr is NOW. Or William Powers. Are they highly specialized writers? Or have they written anything recent and popular?
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I find this thread entertaining. Let's keep this up.

By the way, Dan, why do you keep switching IDs? 'coolcat' is now the third different ID you've used in this thread alone.
Because as soon as we identify a new ID, we ban it. Mr. Bloom is banned from MobileRead for flagrant and persistent violation of the rules. Banned means banned; it doesn't mean "create a new ID and come back". Mr. Bloom appears not to have grasped this concept.
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I don't know who Nick Carr is NOW. Or William Powers. Are they highly specialized writers? Or have they written anything recent and popular?
I had completely forgotten who they were again (even though I had dismissed them once.) Carr is one of those guys who writes about how the internet is the end of the world-- this is the thread where I dismissed him:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...highlight=carr

William Powers is another obscure luddite of the same ilk-- here's his thread:

http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...William+Powers

It looks that I didn't post in that thread-- don't remember if I ever commented on him at all.


A review of Carr's new book:

http://techcrunch.com/2010/06/13/no-...ke-you-stupid/

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