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Old 08-19-2010, 09:48 AM   #16
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:15 AM   #17
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I read while I eat a lot. Most of the time I can manage to keep one fingertip clean , but if it's a particularly messy situation, I do this:

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The correct term is eBook. Note the capitalization. It's not EBook or e-book or E-Book or e-Book. It is eBook. Same way at the beginning of a sentence as in the middle.
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:26 AM   #19
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The correct term is eBook. Note the capitalization. It's not EBook or e-book or E-Book or e-Book. It is eBook. Same way at the beginning of a sentence as in the middle.
The Great and Mightly JSWolf has spoken. Henceforth, all posts referring to eBooks as anything other than "eBook" will be deleted and the offending party banned for life.
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:36 AM   #20
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The Great and Mightly JSWolf has spoken. Henceforth, all posts referring to eBooks as anything other than "eBook" will be deleted and the offending party banned for life.

at least he didn't say the L word ....
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:05 PM   #21
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According to Oxford dictionaries, it's e-book. This is in line with the most popular usage on Google.

According to Chambers (my favourite!), it's e-book or ebook. Chambers is the bestest dictionary in the world in space, so that settles it in my view - either is OK.

I haven't found a dictionary that suggests e-Book or eBook. Is this a provincial usage?
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:17 PM   #22
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I think a popular view is it's whatever you want !!!!! (apart from eReader, that's a device name)
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:26 PM   #23
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I think a popular view is it's whatever you want !!!!! (apart from eReader, that's a device name)
I can tell that's your view from your sig, which has E-Books, e-bookshops and ebooks!

Whatever the Sacred Truth is, you have transgressed and must stand in the naughty corner.
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:34 PM   #24
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Old 08-19-2010, 02:20 PM   #25
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The correct term is eBook. Note the capitalization. It's not EBook or e-book or E-Book or e-Book. It is eBook. Same way at the beginning of a sentence as in the middle.
And your source or authorization to make this proclomation is?
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Don't any of you have a nose? This is one of the advantages of having a touch screen; I can "turn the page" with no hands!
And if somebody turns the page without using hands or nose does that make them a "clever-dick" ?
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Old 08-19-2010, 04:26 PM   #27
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Firstly, when starting a sentence with e-Book is it e-Book or E-Book?
I say either ebooks, eBooks seems awkward.

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What do you do with the e-Book when you've finished reading? Decades of dropping books on the carpet by the chair is going to have to cease, I can see that. The prospect of my lady friend putting her dainty foot on $300 worth of iRiver doesn't bear thinking about.
If the device you're reading them into has possibility of archive/organization, I place the ebook in the appropriate collection/folder. If it's not the case, either I erase it or I let it be. These days I live with the laptop quite near and handy, so it's just a question of a few moves before I can arrange it back. I use calibre on my laptop, by the way.

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I hear there are people who like to eat and read at the same time.
I suspect some sort of quasi-religious dietary rules may have to come into force here. The hand that dips the chips into the sauce will never turn an electronic page.
There are ways not to use limbs, appendages or so. Like turning on the TTS options (no volume on) and adjusting the speed, or using a device like the PB360 with the appropriate hack- FBReader with timer to turn the page .

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Wet area usage is another situation fraught with danger, many of us have dropped a book in the bath.
Aquapack! Ziplock! Though I managed to read without dropping a naked Bebook Mini.

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Will certain situations always demand hard copy books?
I don't know, I think it depends on the book and on the public it's intended for.
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I like this thread. It has the right level of perversity, indecency and controversy.

Some provocative questions to the distinguished members that read their eBooks while eating.

Do they read their eBooks while they are posting?
Do they eat while they are posting?
Do they eat only finger food?
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Do they eat only food?


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I like this thread. It has the right level of perversity, indecency and controversy.

Some provocative questions to the distinguished members that read their eBooks while eating.

Do they read their eBooks while they are posting?
Do they eat while they are posting?
Do they eat only finger food?
Spoiler:
Do they eat only food?


No.
Yes.
Should I be slapping you?
Spoiler: Yes, I should slap you.
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I always find this interesting that few readers call what they read a story .... always a book or ebook
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