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  •  another plus to e-readers... light weight! (1+ / 0-)
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    This old man

    as more and more folks develop carpal issues from keyboarding and game controllers, handling a regular 3" thick book becomes more and more difficult.

    Not only can I adjust the font size, and the degree of back-lighting when reading on my iPod Touch, I can hang onto the thing until I run out of charge! 8-)

    ... let's see, 128g/4.5 oz (with protective soft case) for my iPod, vs. say, 605g/one pound, 5.5 oz for a dead tree edition, medium sized, of a David Drake title I picked up randomly from the sale box... we are down-sizing our library, A LOT, by replacing allergy-paper with e-editions, although we are retaining a LOT of children's books, and hard copies of our very favorite authors (i.e. Lindsey Davis, CJ Cherryh, the Davids (David Weber, David Drake, David Eddings, David Brin, 8-))

    "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

    by chimene on Fri Sep 21, 2012 at 07:52:58 PM PDT

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