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Comment: Re:Mods, please be responsible. (Score 4, Funny) 624 624

After checking the definition of 'insight', I decided you were off your rocker.

After considering the full meaning of "most of [the] people here", I changed my mind again. When dealing with the majority of Slashdot, useful definitions for words have pretty much no place in the proceedings :)

Comment: Re:How Pointless.... (Score 1) 219 219

One guy says "I'd like to buy a $10 product at half price, with the other half subsidised by ads", and you reply with "Publishers make a profit at the current prices, this is just greed at work". Good God, people, this is what you mod up as 'insight'?

This idea has the potential to reduce the price we pay for books, possibly even to zero in some circumstances. There's no reason it has to be applied to all books, and no reason not to believe the ad-free version would be available at the typical price. It also has the potential to be abused for greed. It might be best to consider all options before condemning the idea out of hand.

Comment: Re:Noo!!! (Score 1) 183 183

You expected something, but you got something else. Sounds like you just described A Feast for Crows...

I don't agree that it "made no difference" in book 10. The story has gotten so sprawly that a book covering the missing characters was basically due next. I can understand that that upsets some people, but I don't feel that way myself. I liked the idea that the very act itself had a huge impact throughout the world, even before the consequences could be dealt with.

Comment: Re:Noo!!! (Score 1) 183 183

book 10 made virtually no mention of the "very big thing"

Say what? It was mentioned almost every chapter.

Book 10 is basically parallel to book 9 time-wise. Anywhere there were Aes Sedai, they would all suddenly stop what they were doing and stare off into the distance as they felt the huge use of saidar.

A memorandum is written not to inform the reader, but to protect the writer. -- Dean Acheson

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