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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.
  1. Yes

    30.9%
  2. No

    54.5%
  3. No, but I want one

    12.7%
  4. What's an e-reader?

    1.8%
  1. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    If you do have an e-reader, tell us what kind!

    [link=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-book]About e-books and readers[/link]

    If you're interested in checking out more discussion on e-readers, pop into the [link=http://boards.theforce.net/science_fiction_and_fantasy_books_and_comics/b10749/30866982/p1/?162]SFFBC e-reader thread[/link].
     
  2. FelsGoddess

    FelsGoddess Game Host star 5 VIP - Game Host

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    Sep 5, 2004
    Yes, a Kindle.
     
  3. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nov 19, 2007
    Yes. I call it a computer. :p
     
  4. Jedi Gunny

    Jedi Gunny Yahtzee Host star 9 VIP - Game Host

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    May 20, 2008
    No. Books don't need batteries, and are cheaper. :p
     
  5. Qui-Gon_Reborn

    Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    :p
     
  6. Daft-Vader

    Daft-Vader Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    Aug 6, 2008
    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

    Idrelle_Miocovani Jedi Master star 6

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    Feb 5, 2005
    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

    Rouge77 Jedi Knight star 5

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    May 11, 2005
    No, I don't.
     
  9. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Jul 20, 2002
    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

    Mar17swgirl Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Dec 26, 2000
    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

    LilyHobbitJedi Jedi Knight star 5

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    Aug 29, 2005
    No, but I really want a Kindle! Currently I manage with Kindle for PC on my laptop.
     
  12. JediVegeta

    JediVegeta Jedi Master star 4

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    Dec 20, 2000
    No. I did download the Kindle for my mac, however.
     
  13. Nevermind

    Nevermind Jedi Knight star 6

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    Oct 14, 2001
  14. ILuvJarJar

    ILuvJarJar Jedi Knight star 6

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    Oct 19, 2008
    No.

    Real books are just better.
     
  15. DarthLoch

    DarthLoch Jedi Youngling

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    Jan 5, 2011
    Yip, Kindle
     
  16. chunkeymodest

    chunkeymodest Jedi Master star 5

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    Jun 17, 2010
    kindle. i update here sometimes on it
     
  17. Evil Incarnate

    Evil Incarnate Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Aug 18, 2003
    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

    Corellian_Outrider Admin FF | Art Curator | Oceania RSA | CR of NSW star 5 Staff Member Administrator

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    Mar 9, 2002
    I just use my Macbook or iPhone if need be. I personally prefer actual books.
     
  19. Nevermind

    Nevermind Jedi Knight star 6

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    Oct 14, 2001
    Yet all my family have one...
     
  20. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Jul 9, 2002
    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

    CloneUncleOwen Jedi Master star 4

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    Jul 30, 2009
    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

    Ceillean Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Nov 13, 2001
    My thoughts exactly.
     
  23. Darth_Furio

    Darth_Furio Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    Apr 17, 2008
    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

    Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Dec 27, 1999
    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

    anakin_girl Jedi Knight star 6

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    Oct 8, 2000
    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.