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Old 01-18-2024, 12:57 PM   #61
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Well men, just said what MY OPINION IS, but besides being MINE, I think there are good points sustaining it.
People haven't been objecting to your opinion, but to the automatic disrespect you apply to anyone that doesn't share it. Maybe english is not your first language and something is being lost in translation in both directions.
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Old 01-18-2024, 12:59 PM   #62
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Well men, just said what MY OPINION IS, but besides being MINE, I think there are good points sustaining it.
No problems with you offering your opinion. However it is expected that you will accept that other people will have differing opinions and trying to change their opinions is not going to work. The only result of your attempts to change them will be to make you rather unpopular with the denizens of these forums.


Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one but they think each others stink.”―Simone Elkeles
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Old 01-18-2024, 01:02 PM   #63
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People haven't been objecting to your opinion, but to the automatic disrespect you apply to anyone that doesn't share it. Maybe english is not your first language and something is being lost in translation in both directions.
...including addressing the other members as "men". I've been trying to ascribe it to English as a second language, but on repetition it seems deliberately provocative to me.

In other words, he needs to cut it out.
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Old 01-19-2024, 05:01 AM   #64
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There are some people (probably not on this forum) who feel that reading an ebook is not as good as reading a paper book. That you can't retain the infomation as well and other objections. I think most of us here would disagree. Just the same, some people find audiobooks a better way to read at least some of the time.
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Old 01-19-2024, 06:52 AM   #65
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Don't understand why saying "Men" is a way of disrespecting anyone. Just wasn't my intention
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Old 01-19-2024, 07:12 AM   #66
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Don't understand why saying "Men" is a way of disrespecting anyone. Just wasn't my intention
Maybe not, but it comes across as presumptuous and arrogant.
In a very short time you've managed to antagonize a few people.
I think that you should consider more the effect of what you say.
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Old 01-19-2024, 08:35 AM   #67
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Don't understand why saying "Men" is a way of disrespecting anyone. Just wasn't my intention
It might not have been your intention but that's revealing in itself regarding your underlying attitude toward the participation of the large subset of posters who aren't men, since you used a form of address that excludes them.
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Old 01-20-2024, 02:04 AM   #68
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Old 01-20-2024, 07:15 AM   #69
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There are some people (probably not on this forum) who feel that reading an ebook is not as good as reading a paper book. That you can't retain the infomation as well and other objections. I think most of us here would disagree.
I actually agree with the retaining part, even though I seldom read paper books anymore and always, always prefer ebooks. I have noticed I remembered things better in the past when I read paper books. As I read 100% for pleasure, it doesn't stop me from reading ebooks, but it's something to consider, at least for me (not saying it's necessarily true for others).

Then again, it might be the early onset of senility. Who knows.

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Old 01-20-2024, 07:27 AM   #70
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To those who would use "fierce" or "virulent" to describe the defense of opinions on this site: you really should get out more. This forum is absolute milquetoast compared to the majority of the internet (not to mention real life).

Does everyone spend all their time surrounded by people who agree with them about absolutely everything or something?

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Old 01-20-2024, 07:32 AM   #71
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Well, we like milquetoast.

It's nice that there is a corner of the internet that tries to be convivial.
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Old 01-20-2024, 08:09 AM   #72
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I don't disagree. I just found it a bit comical that some would think this forum is somehow "fierce." I've had more spirited differences of opinion with people I'd give my life for compared to the kerfuffles amongst the relative strangers around here.
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Old 01-20-2024, 08:33 AM   #73
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look up meaning of dominance. Amazon's Audible has 65% (August 2023)
Key companies
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The major key players are;

Audible Inc.
Amazon. co Inc. (Audible)
Barnes & Booksellers Inc.
Downpour.com
HarperCollins
RBmedia
Playster (Softonic International)
Google Inc.
Rakuten Inc.
iBooks by Apple Inc.
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Recent Developments

In May 2023, Amazon acquired the audio content discovery engine Snackable AI to bolster its podcasting initiatives.
In February 2022, Amazon launched Kindle Vella, a new service that allows authors to publish serialized stories in bite-sized episodes that readers can access on their Kindle devices or apps
In May 2021, Amazon announced that it would acquire MGM Studios, one of the oldest and most iconic Hollywood studios, for USD 8.45 billion.
In December 2021, Amazon launched Alexa Together, a new service that allows users to stay connected with their aging loved ones through voice technology
via https://straitsresearch.com/report/audiobook-market/
You left out Chrip and Penguin RandomHouse.
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I'm not very good with audiobooks. 15 hours per month ... that wouldn't even allow me to complete a two hour book. Because I have to rewind and replay all the parts where my mind wanders or I fall asleep.
What I do when I listen in bed is a set the book to stop after the existing chapter and I bookmark where I am when I start. That way I'll be OK if I was to fall asleep while listening.
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Personally, I can't respect so much people who listen audiobooks It is like there is something they didn't undestandx. Reading it is not just the adquiring of information, it is the whole process of concentrating enough to read and understand the words, to dive into the scenes the book is creating, to catch how the author wrote every sentence in order to express everthing the way he/she wanted, etc To just listen to an audiobook is like joining the reading experience with consumism.

If someone wants to get distracted, he/she can go to watch series and lose their time, but it he/she wants to have a present moment, must catch a book.

That's all I wanted to say
The same story in pBook, eBook, and audiobook are all the same book. Doesn't matter which way you digest it. You get the same information. Words are words. You're dislike for audiobooks is just wrong. What do you think of people who think eBooks are not real books? Are you happy with that?
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