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Comment: Re:The end of reading as culturally relevant... (Score 1) 190

by nospam007 (#47491333) Attached to: Amazon Isn't Killing Writing, the Market Is

"The tactile experience of actually holding a book in your hand, being able to flip the pages, is far better than anything offered by current electronic devices."

Flip pages? Such modern things are just for young whippersnappers. I prefer scrolls, one long page you can scroll. Even computers use that method.

Although my father prefers stone tablets, he says the weight gives it a sense of importance that modern things like scrolls, papyrus and 'books' miss.

Comment: Re:"A Patreon shareholder writes" (Score 1) 190

by nospam007 (#47490543) Attached to: Amazon Isn't Killing Writing, the Market Is

"eBook publishers aren't even needed. Software to convert DOC/LaTeX to ePub &c. will do the trick, with proofreaders/editors employed separately, and hosting services a dime a dozen. All that remains is a searchable database, which is a high school project."

That's Calibre, database included. With a few torrents you have the library of congress on your machine.

Comment: Re:The end of reading as culturally relevant... (Score 1, Informative) 190

by nospam007 (#47490513) Attached to: Amazon Isn't Killing Writing, the Market Is

"With publishers gone, we all essentially become slush pile readers."

Sure, I decide which font I use on my device, which font size, margin, line spacing and so on, if the author knows where to click for the spellchecker, I'm good with the slush.

All the 25 professions that got axed were just useful when printing on a specific size of dead tree.
I say: Good riddance.

ASCII a stupid question, you get an EBCDIC answer.

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