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Old 12-16-2010, 08:27 PM   #16
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Does anybody else agree with me? Isn't it insane that the original goal of making it "like using paper" has just passed over the important (maybe #1) pro of reading something in paper---> Namely, YOU CAN WRITE/HIGHLIGHT ON PAPER!!!!
omg so you're the guy who underlined the text in those used books I bought, accompanied by "???," "SO TRUE!" or "just like grandma!" I want my money back.

Kidding aside, it was never the goal to have it be like using paper, but like reading paper, hence "e-reader" and not "e-writer"/"e-notebook"/"e-book vandalizer." Since the priority was on reading, any screen technology that risked diminishing the paper-like appearance in any way was omitted from most devices. The Sony pulls it off decently, though, from what I've seen.

Plus I would think that the note taking system in e-readers is superior, since all your notes and highlights can be immediately accessed in one place instead of searching through the book for them. Just imo. In fact I really like this aspect of e-readers, since I wouldn't dream of writing in a book but recently I've been saving passages.

Then again, just like people who highlight text, I will most likely make the note and forget it exists. You know it's true.
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Old 12-16-2010, 09:52 PM   #17
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I loved goodreader for class with highlighting. I used my finger instead of a stylus.

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Old 12-17-2010, 12:29 AM   #18
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The ASUS eee Note sounds like what you were talking about, but you may have to wait
a couple of months before you can pick one up.

http://liliputing.com/2010/12/asus-e...xed-video.html

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Old 12-21-2010, 03:01 PM   #19
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Writing on the Sony 650 is NOT like writing on paper. The lag makes me lose my train of thought.
I find the stylus and the notes feature pretty much useless for anything but making a large tick mark perhaps.

I once tried to upload a 12x12 crossword puzzle into the reader, thinking I could use the stylus to write the solution as notes on top of it, but writing on the device is darn near impossible: not only does the digitizer lags, but its resolution is not sufficient, and if you tilt the stylus, the writing point is offset and isn't under the tip of the stylus anymore. Most annoying.
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