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How do you read?
« on: April 18, 2012, 10:08:54 AM »
paperback, kindle, ipad, Barnes & Noble Nook etc?

I use my galaxy tab 10.1 to read.


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Re: How do you read?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2012, 11:20:06 AM »
Very slowly.


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Re: How do you read?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2012, 01:04:43 PM »
Through a system of varied markings, each representing either a parcle of sound or a variation in the rhythm of the larger sense group it finds itself in.


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Re: How do you read?
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2012, 01:42:54 PM »

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Re: How do you read?
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2012, 01:50:27 PM »
photons produced in the sun scatter through the atmosphere until the strike the surface on which text is imaged. these photons are then either absorbed (by black ink) or scattered back towards my eyes (for anything that's not black). the scattered photons, if they reach my eyes and pass through the iris, will strike the retina, producing a nervous response. the optic nerve, in conjunction with my brain, will convert these signals into qualia (or some similar concept) of words.
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Re: How do you read?
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2012, 02:12:06 PM »
Lesson for the newbie.  Questions that can be vaguely interpreted will invariably get smartass answers on this forum.

Welcome to the board!

Oh and I generally read items however they are presented to me.


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Re: How do you read?
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2012, 02:14:05 PM »
Left to right, top to bottom of the page.

Through a system of varied markings, each representing either a parcle of sound or a variation in the rhythm of the larger sense group it finds itself in.

photons produced in the sun scatter through the atmosphere until the strike the surface on which text is imaged. these photons are then either absorbed (by black ink) or scattered back towards my eyes (for anything that's not black). the scattered photons, if they reach my eyes and pass through the iris, will strike the retina, producing a nervous response. the optic nerve, in conjunction with my brain, will convert these signals into qualia (or some similar concept) of words.

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Re: How do you read?
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2012, 03:01:29 PM »
Seriously, though, I read hardcovers and paperbacks.  I don't use Kindle.  Not that I don't like it, but if I hate a book at least I can throw it across the room.  Can't do that with a Kindle.


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Re: How do you read?
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2012, 03:16:59 PM »
It's a serious answer you'd be wanting then? Ok well I mostly read books but I have the kindle app on my phone for collections of pulp/popular fiction from the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century (I have everything by Lovecraft on there for example).


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Re: How do you read?
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2012, 03:36:09 PM »
It's a serious answer you'd be wanting then? Ok well I mostly read books but I have the kindle app on my phone for collections of pulp/popular fiction from the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century (I have everything by Lovecraft on there for example).


I have the Kindle app for my phone and can check out digital books from my local library to read but their selection isn't that great.  Lots of the popular books have long waiting lists for them.


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Re: How do you read?
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2012, 03:55:30 PM »
i haven't read a paper novel since i got a kindle last year. textbooks and graphic novels in whatever print format they come in.
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Re: How do you read?
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2012, 04:39:29 PM »
i was hoping it'd be good for scientific papers, but it doesn't handle pdfs as well as i'd like. novels have been great on it, though.
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Re: How do you read?
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2012, 05:46:53 PM »
I read only paper books, and I prefer hardcover, even if it means lugging them around the city. I don't see myself ever using an e-reader.
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Re: How do you read?
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2012, 08:08:55 PM »
I read primarily text-based books in just about any form; paperback, hardback, on my tablet, on my phone, on my iPod.

I still can't embrace comics totally on the tablet, though. I LOVE paper graphic novels.


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Re: How do you read?
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2012, 08:24:14 PM »
I read only paper books, and I prefer hardcover, even if it means lugging them around the city. I don't see myself ever using an e-reader.

My mom said the same thing.  She has a Kindle Fire now.

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