Census Do you own an e-reader?

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by NYCitygurl, Jan 2, 2011.

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Do you own an e-reader?

Poll closed Jan 2, 2011.
Yes 17 vote(s) 30.9%
No 30 vote(s) 54.5%
No, but I want one 7 vote(s) 12.7%
What's an e-reader? 1 vote(s) 1.8%
  1. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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  2. FelsGoddess Game Host

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  3. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    Yes. I call it a computer. :p
  4. Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host

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    No. Books don't need batteries, and are cheaper. :p
  5. Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus

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    No way. I'll go to my grave clutching the fraying pages of a book.

    :p
  6. Daft-Vader Force Ghost

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    Same here... I don't now, I would just prefer a book...

    and as for the batteries, I had a wireless mouse... I have since gone back to a wired one - it needs up using so many batteries that it was just too expensive - its the same with all these consoles all with "wireless" controllers, and the billions of batteries they will need...
  7. Idrelle_Miocovani Force Ghost

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    Yep. Except it would more likely be the frayed, scribbled-on, drawn-on, intensely highlighted pages of my plays that would end up in my grave with me. :p You just can't study a text on an electronic thingy-do the way you can with an actual physical text.
  8. Rouge77 Jedi Grand Master

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  9. NYCitygurl NSWFF Manager

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    I guess I'll be the first to vote for "no, but I want one" :p I'm just waiting until the technology develops a bit more (and libraries using e-books becomes more mainstream).
  10. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    No, but I want one. I have quite a lot of books in PDF format, and an e-reader would be much easier to carry around outside than a laptop... :p
  11. LilyHobbitJedi Jedi Grand Master

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    No, but I really want a Kindle! Currently I manage with Kindle for PC on my laptop.
  12. JediVegeta Force Ghost

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    No. I did download the Kindle for my mac, however.
  13. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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  14. ILuvJarJar Force Ghost

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    No.

    Real books are just better.
  15. DarthLoch Jedi Padawan

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  16. chunkeymodest Force Ghost

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    kindle. i update here sometimes on it
  17. Evil_King_Wiggins Force Ghost

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    No, and I doubt I will ever buy one. I enjoy turning pages and killing trees, plus the new book smell, can't say no to that. :)

    Evil.
  18. Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Art Curator | Oceania RSA | CR of NSW

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    I just use my Macbook or iPhone if need be. I personally prefer actual books.
  19. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Yet all my family have one...
  20. Drac39 Force Ghost

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    No and I never plan on getting one. I don't want books to become obsolete. I think these e-readers are sins. Eventually it'll be like netflix where all the video stores are forced out of business only it will be with libraries and book stores. I can see the ultra-environmentalists saying these e-readers save trees.

    I'll tell you one thing about e-readers, when the history of this time comes to be written there won't be any written record of it because it'll all switch to computers which are designed to become obsolete and fail in quick time. Paper and markings last forever.
  21. CloneUncleOwen Force Ghost

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    Yes. Sony PRS-950SC. I like the 7" screen, but Kindle has a better track record.

    You can use your iPad, I guess, but it's a bit bulky.
  22. Ceillean Force Ghost

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    My thoughts exactly.
  23. Darth_Furio Force Ghost

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    Yes I have a Sony reader as well. I still buy my SW books though. I've read everything else on the reader.
  24. Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus

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    I was always one of the "You'll take my paperback when you pry it from my cold, dead, hands" crowd. Then my parents got a Kindle for Christmas and I got to play around with it a bit, (you know, to show them how to work it), and now I'm really starting to want one. I don't know, the idea of being able to carry damn near every book I own around with me is mighty appealing.
  25. anakin_girl Jedi Grand Master

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    I have a Kindle and I love it. And my husband likes it on trips, he says it saves his back. He was used to having to carry the 5-6 books I always wanted to take with me.

    As far as libraries and bookstores, they aren't going anywhere other than virtual. The physical places might disappear, and the operative word is "might." Depends on how badly people still want the physical place to congregate. But the market they serve isn't disappearing, just going virtual.