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Comment: Something in this? (Score 4, Interesting) 105

by Jabes (#47715605) Attached to: Do Readers Absorb Less On Kindles Than On Paper? Not Necessarily

I think there is something in this. I used to read paper books prolifically, but through change in lifestyle (kids, work pressures) didn't get round to it so much. The kindle has allowed me to read more again because I can take it everywhere with me. But I certainly get much more confused about which book was which and have less association with who the author was as the whole book purchase decision making is so much quicker.

This means I lose track of which books in a particular series I've read, and find myself wondering if I've read a particular title or not

BUT, I am reading more again and enjoying it when I do. So does it really matter?

Comment: Livescribe (Score 4, Informative) 364

by Jabes (#40871897) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Way To Take Notes In the Modern Classroom?

I find the livescribe system brilliant. It is pen and paper, but it records audio and you can transfer your scribblings to computer. The audio and your writing are synced up so you can touch on any part of your writing either on the paper or on the computer and jump to the audio at the time you wrote it.


+ - Opera Browser for Wii Final Version Released

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BrotherPope writes "The final version of the Wii Internet Channel is now available from the Wii Shop Channel (following a system update). The final release offers several long-awaited features, like hiding the toolbar, while maintaining compatibility with existing Wiimote-compatible flash games. And because it's based on Opera, complex web pages (like my own contribution to adventure gaming on the web) work exactly as you would expect."

+ - BBC's public consultation on new on-demand service

Submitted by
ico2 writes "The bbc are taking suggestions for their new on-demand tv service.
Questions include "How important is it that [This service] is available to consumers who are not using Microsoft software?"

From the site:
The BBC Trust is carrying out its first Public Value Test (PVT) — a new procedure that must be applied when the Trust considers applications from BBC management for the approval of new BBC services. ations/ondemand_services.html"
The Internet

+ - Virgin deflowered by Wikipedia

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lee writes "Virgin Unite, the charitable arm of Virgin Group, is matching one for one all donations to Wikimedia Foundation for a 24 hour period. When this period began, a link to Virgin Unite was placed in the site notice on all Wikimedia projects. A mere twelve (12) minutes later their site was down for the count due to overwhelming traffic. As of now the site notice is no longer pointing directly to the Virgin Unite site, but instead redirects to an article on the Wikimedia Foundation wiki. One Wikipedia editor blogged this here."

panic: kernel trap (ignored)