|Re: Eeeee! Books!|
Subject: Re: Eeeee! Books!
by TheFool on 2010/10/16 16:08:03
I think the bedroom table lamp problem starts with the fact I have no table in my bedroom! In fact, if you must know, I have no furniture at all other than my computer chair and desk.
It's all temporary: I plan on getting a better place this coming year and buying some furniture... perhaps even a bedside table and lamp combo.
As for Ebooks & backups. I believe it depends on which product you use. I do not think Kindle or Nook have external backups: However, I believe if you jail break your iphone you can back up your Iphone Kindle library. I haven't tried and don't know if it is "legal" - though in my eyes it should be.
In a lot of ways an ebook is more like a very old fashion paper book. How many documents do we have surviving from 500 years ago? Few. We lose paper data all the time too In 100 years I would hope we would have a more advanced backup system that would make data loss even LESS of an issue than it is now.
Then again, this means that compromising picture of The Fool dancing naked will live forever... hmmm there's a downside to everything!
Also while I am on the subject, the eye strain of reading an ebook will only improve too. The problem at the moment is the refresh rate of the screen & the contrast between light and dark... I think this can be improved in future generations of e-readers and eventually you'll get no more eye strain from it than you would reading a regular book.
Something like that
Oh and nice "NO FOOLING" Line I'm inventing a catch-phrase!