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Re: Ereaders vs books
« Reply #45 on: April 18, 2015, 10:45:29 PM »
That's no mystical property of printed paper. It's just your brain being wired in a weird way. Like Pavlov and his bell.  :D
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Re: Ereaders vs books
« Reply #46 on: April 19, 2015, 12:10:49 AM »
That's no mystical property of printed paper. It's just your brain being wired in a weird way. Like Pavlov and his bell.  :D

Isn't this a debate between deaf people, flaunting and comparing their pavlovian approach to reading materials?
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Re: Ereaders vs books
« Reply #47 on: April 19, 2015, 12:12:17 AM »
That's no mystical property of printed paper. It's just your brain being wired in a weird way. Like Pavlov and his bell.  :D

Isn't this a debate between deaf people, flaunting and comparing their pavlovian approach to reading materials?
I'm not so sure it's a debate.  ;D
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Re: Ereaders vs books
« Reply #48 on: April 19, 2015, 12:40:45 AM »
That's no mystical property of printed paper. It's just your brain being wired in a weird way. Like Pavlov and his bell.  :D

Isn't this a debate between deaf people, flaunting and comparing their pavlovian approach to reading materials?
I'm not so sure it's a debate.  ;D

Couldn't find at the top of my head an expression to summarize the type of discussions deaf people engage in.
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Re: Ereaders vs books
« Reply #49 on: April 19, 2015, 04:11:36 AM »
That's no mystical property of printed paper. It's just your brain being wired in a weird way. Like Pavlov and his bell.  :D

Isn't this a debate between deaf people, flaunting and comparing their pavlovian approach to reading materials?
I'm not so sure it's a debate.  ;D

Couldn't find at the top of my head an expression to summarize the type of discussions deaf people engage in.

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Re: Ereaders vs books
« Reply #50 on: April 19, 2015, 11:15:03 AM »
I think the only thing I don't like about e-readers is that it's harder to be nosy about what people are reading on the bus...

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Re: Ereaders vs books
« Reply #51 on: April 19, 2015, 11:32:44 AM »
I think the only thing I don't like about e-readers is that it's harder to be nosy about what people are reading on the bus...
Love this ^  ;D
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Re: Ereaders vs books
« Reply #52 on: April 19, 2015, 05:15:58 PM »
E-readers have liberated my frail and flimsy wrists... but I still love books.

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« Reply #53 on: April 19, 2015, 10:09:28 PM »
Re: bookmarks etc. Does anyone else just...  Remember the page number they're on?  :-[

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Re: Ereaders vs books
« Reply #54 on: April 19, 2015, 11:39:19 PM »
Re: bookmarks etc. Does anyone else just...  Remember the page number they're on?  :-[

I used to when I read physical books all the time. Now, not so much, but I rarely read physical books, so not much of a problem.
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Re: Ereaders vs books
« Reply #55 on: April 20, 2015, 06:04:44 AM »
Re: bookmarks etc. Does anyone else just...  Remember the page number they're on?  :-[
Hah, that's a good one!  ;D

I probably could if I trained myself to do that, but it's sooo much easier to just use a bookmark (also known as a "receipt", a "playing card", a "scrap of paper"...). Would definitely be more convenient if I could just remember the number though.
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Re: Ereaders vs books
« Reply #56 on: April 20, 2015, 07:58:34 AM »
Re: bookmarks etc. Does anyone else just...  Remember the page number they're on?  :-[

Yep, when I was younger, but I got so many bookmarks - lovely ones, from shops, from books, as presents, with pictures and with sayings about books, that now I just use them all the time.
I'll keep the 'remembering numbers' just for work, hehe

Good on you, though :D
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Re: Ereaders vs books
« Reply #57 on: April 20, 2015, 12:05:09 PM »
Re: bookmarks etc. Does anyone else just...  Remember the page number they're on?  :-[

Yep, when I was younger, but I got so many bookmarks - lovely ones, from shops, from books, as presents, with pictures and with sayings about books, that now I just use them all the time.
I'll keep the 'remembering numbers' just for work, hehe

Good on you, though :D
Here I am, thirty years of excel, finance, etc, and can never remember any numbers. I say "well, it's something just under $10million", when it was actually $8.3M. I remember scale, magnitude and relationships. Good thing I'm not in Finance anymore.  ;)
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