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  • richard johnson
    THE CLOUD??? ... -- Rick Johnson http://Rick-Johnson.webs.com Those who give up a little freedom in return for a little imagined security will soon find that
    Message 1 of 5 , Oct 25, 2012
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      THE CLOUD???

      On 10/25/12, KeithV <keithbvaughn@...> wrote:
      > I got my wife a Nook last christmas and haven't got it out of her hands
      > since! Anyway, why don't you upload those to the cloud (if they aren't
      > already.)
      >
      > Keith
      >
      > --- In barsoom@yahoogroups.com, richard johnson <rikjohnson39@...> wrote:
      >>
      >> I WAS GIFTED WITH A Barnes & Noble Nook last year. This was in
      >> response to a comment that my carry-on contains one toothbrush, a
      >> change of underwear and 40 pounds of books to read. I also casually
      >> mentioned that I was thinking of getting an e-reader so I could carry
      >> more books with less weight, but I didn't know which to get. They
      >> each have their own fanatics but none do it all and I wanted something
      >> that would read: EPub, PDF, Doc and Txt which are the most common
      >> formats found on Gutenberg(dot) com and a few other sites. A week or
      >> so later, my daughter's mom gave me a B&N Nook with a waterproof case
      >> so I could take it kayak camping.
      >>
      >> Ok, I went crazy and downloaded the entire ERB & REH Libraries, every
      >> FanFic I could find, the classics SF, etc. Then I figured, why not?
      >> And added USGS maps of the areas I hike and camp, books on survival,
      >> camping and even river guides for the rivers I paddle. In short,
      >> while most people have 5 books on their Kindle, I have 5,000 on my
      >> Nook.
      >>
      >> Why so many?
      >>
      >> Have you ever been on a plane or waiting someplace and taken a single
      >> book then either finished that book or decided a chapter in that you
      >> hate it… but are stuck? The E-reader solves that problem with enough
      >> variety to satisfy my urges be they SF, philosophy, technical, etc.
      >> If I finish one book, there is always another to read. If I hate that
      >> book, move onto another.
      >> Plus, with the micro-sd card slot, I can expand my library exponentially.
      >>
      >> Thus, on the e-reader itself, I have mostly fiction. The entire
      >> collection of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert E Howard, H G Wells, and
      >> many others including FanFic for my favorite authors. I even found a
      >> couple of the Tierney Red Sonja novels. The search is a long one for
      >> Gutenberg has some and what they lack, Gutenberg AU probably has. And
      >> I admit to missing a lot of what I am seeking, but the search goes on.
      >>
      >> BUT, on the SD card, I have comics! I found a Brazilian site that had
      >> the first 150 Savage Sword of Conan. And now, thanks to
      >> ERBZine(dot)com, I have access to the Dell Tarzan library and some of
      >> the John Carter comics. True, they are all on individual scans so I
      >> am slowly… slowly.. ever so slowly, opening the images, saving them,
      >> then when I get home, I use my PDF converter program (gifted to me by
      >> an ex-gf) to convert the 50 or so images into one PDF file which can
      >> be read as a book on my Nook or computer.
      >>
      >> So far I have finished Dell Tarzan 1-21 and Dell Tarzan 132-196.
      >> Still searching for the Marvel and Dynamite comics.
      >>
      >> I also scanned in a few of my Red Sonja comics that my daughter left
      >> behind and my personal Cavewoman comics. And I freely admit that I
      >> am looking for more of these. Either Red Sonja & Cavewoman and any of
      >> the ERB & REH comics in PDF or EPub format or, when I can find and
      >> afford them, hard copies that I can scan and convert myself.
      >>
      >> Why? Because after a long day paddling up a river, fighting Jet-Skis
      >> (a device that will reduce the IQ of the average American from 80 to
      >> zero in 3.4 seconds) and speedboats, watching Bald Eagles and Big-horn
      >> Sheep and enjoying Nature, sometimes it is pleasant to sit by a
      >> campfire with a glass of Merlot and my e-reader and turn off my brain
      >> by reading a comic book. Or when camping and an unexpected rainstorm
      >> hits, and I am alone so cannot play my travel Chess or Jetan set
      >> alone, it is relaxing to sit in my tent reading as the rain falls. Or
      >> on a long road trip when I am in the passenger seat and tired of
      >> playing "slug-bug" I can open a comic and not mind if I am
      >> interrupted with conversation.
      >>
      >> Comics are a relaxing form of entertainment. They require not much
      >> thought or attention but allow for a relaxing waste of an hour or so
      >> when I am not in the mood for Plato or Hesiod or Asimov and don't want
      >> to be interrupted at the climax of a novel.
      >>
      >> NOW, when I have them all done, I will upload the collections onto
      >> CD's for permanent library and will happily copy and send these CDs to
      >> people who wish a similar experience but save them the trouble I am
      >> accomplishing.
      >>
      >> In the meantime, I am happily downloading the rest of the Dell Tarzan
      >> library from ERBZine, and searching for any other REH & ERB e-comics I
      >> can find to load on my Nook for a good travel read. The e-reader does
      >> not and should not replace a hard copy at home, but for travel, it has
      >> found its nook.
      >>
      >>
      >> --
      >> Rick Johnson
      >> http://Rick-Johnson.webs.com
      >> "Those who give up a little freedom in return for a little imagined
      >> security will soon find that they have neither."
      >>
      >
      >
      >


      --
      Rick Johnson
      http://Rick-Johnson.webs.com
      "Those who give up a little freedom in return for a little imagined
      security will soon find that they have neither."
    • KeithV
      It s a computer back up system that comes with the nook. It serves in case of a malfunction or meltdown of your device (or dropping, crushing, destruction or
      Message 2 of 5 , Oct 27, 2012
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        It's a computer back up system that comes with the nook. It serves in case of a malfunction or meltdown of your device (or dropping, crushing, destruction or loss of date.) It got past my hesitation of e readers due to their major vulnerability of losing data.

        Keith

        --- In barsoom@yahoogroups.com, richard johnson <rikjohnson39@...> wrote:
        >
        > THE CLOUD???
        >
        > On 10/25/12, KeithV <keithbvaughn@...> wrote:
        > > I got my wife a Nook last christmas and haven't got it out of her hands
        > > since! Anyway, why don't you upload those to the cloud (if they aren't
        > > already.)
        > >
        > > Keith
        > >
        > > --- In barsoom@yahoogroups.com, richard johnson <rikjohnson39@> wrote:
        > >>
        > >> I WAS GIFTED WITH A Barnes & Noble Nook last year. This was in
        > >> response to a comment that my carry-on contains one toothbrush, a
        > >> change of underwear and 40 pounds of books to read. I also casually
        > >> mentioned that I was thinking of getting an e-reader so I could carry
        > >> more books with less weight, but I didn't know which to get. They
        > >> each have their own fanatics but none do it all and I wanted something
        > >> that would read: EPub, PDF, Doc and Txt which are the most common
        > >> formats found on Gutenberg(dot) com and a few other sites. A week or
        > >> so later, my daughter's mom gave me a B&N Nook with a waterproof case
        > >> so I could take it kayak camping.
        > >>
        > >> Ok, I went crazy and downloaded the entire ERB & REH Libraries, every
        > >> FanFic I could find, the classics SF, etc. Then I figured, why not?
        > >> And added USGS maps of the areas I hike and camp, books on survival,
        > >> camping and even river guides for the rivers I paddle. In short,
        > >> while most people have 5 books on their Kindle, I have 5,000 on my
        > >> Nook.
        > >>
        > >> Why so many?
        > >>
        > >> Have you ever been on a plane or waiting someplace and taken a single
        > >> book then either finished that book or decided a chapter in that you
        > >> hate it… but are stuck? The E-reader solves that problem with enough
        > >> variety to satisfy my urges be they SF, philosophy, technical, etc.
        > >> If I finish one book, there is always another to read. If I hate that
        > >> book, move onto another.
        > >> Plus, with the micro-sd card slot, I can expand my library exponentially.
        > >>
        > >> Thus, on the e-reader itself, I have mostly fiction. The entire
        > >> collection of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Robert E Howard, H G Wells, and
        > >> many others including FanFic for my favorite authors. I even found a
        > >> couple of the Tierney Red Sonja novels. The search is a long one for
        > >> Gutenberg has some and what they lack, Gutenberg AU probably has. And
        > >> I admit to missing a lot of what I am seeking, but the search goes on.
        > >>
        > >> BUT, on the SD card, I have comics! I found a Brazilian site that had
        > >> the first 150 Savage Sword of Conan. And now, thanks to
        > >> ERBZine(dot)com, I have access to the Dell Tarzan library and some of
        > >> the John Carter comics. True, they are all on individual scans so I
        > >> am slowly… slowly.. ever so slowly, opening the images, saving them,
        > >> then when I get home, I use my PDF converter program (gifted to me by
        > >> an ex-gf) to convert the 50 or so images into one PDF file which can
        > >> be read as a book on my Nook or computer.
        > >>
        > >> So far I have finished Dell Tarzan 1-21 and Dell Tarzan 132-196.
        > >> Still searching for the Marvel and Dynamite comics.
        > >>
        > >> I also scanned in a few of my Red Sonja comics that my daughter left
        > >> behind and my personal Cavewoman comics. And I freely admit that I
        > >> am looking for more of these. Either Red Sonja & Cavewoman and any of
        > >> the ERB & REH comics in PDF or EPub format or, when I can find and
        > >> afford them, hard copies that I can scan and convert myself.
        > >>
        > >> Why? Because after a long day paddling up a river, fighting Jet-Skis
        > >> (a device that will reduce the IQ of the average American from 80 to
        > >> zero in 3.4 seconds) and speedboats, watching Bald Eagles and Big-horn
        > >> Sheep and enjoying Nature, sometimes it is pleasant to sit by a
        > >> campfire with a glass of Merlot and my e-reader and turn off my brain
        > >> by reading a comic book. Or when camping and an unexpected rainstorm
        > >> hits, and I am alone so cannot play my travel Chess or Jetan set
        > >> alone, it is relaxing to sit in my tent reading as the rain falls. Or
        > >> on a long road trip when I am in the passenger seat and tired of
        > >> playing "slug-bug" I can open a comic and not mind if I am
        > >> interrupted with conversation.
        > >>
        > >> Comics are a relaxing form of entertainment. They require not much
        > >> thought or attention but allow for a relaxing waste of an hour or so
        > >> when I am not in the mood for Plato or Hesiod or Asimov and don't want
        > >> to be interrupted at the climax of a novel.
        > >>
        > >> NOW, when I have them all done, I will upload the collections onto
        > >> CD's for permanent library and will happily copy and send these CDs to
        > >> people who wish a similar experience but save them the trouble I am
        > >> accomplishing.
        > >>
        > >> In the meantime, I am happily downloading the rest of the Dell Tarzan
        > >> library from ERBZine, and searching for any other REH & ERB e-comics I
        > >> can find to load on my Nook for a good travel read. The e-reader does
        > >> not and should not replace a hard copy at home, but for travel, it has
        > >> found its nook.
        > >>
        > >>
        > >> --
        > >> Rick Johnson
        > >> http://Rick-Johnson.webs.com
        > >> "Those who give up a little freedom in return for a little imagined
        > >> security will soon find that they have neither."
        > >>
        > >
        > >
        > >
        >
        >
        > --
        > Rick Johnson
        > http://Rick-Johnson.webs.com
        > "Those who give up a little freedom in return for a little imagined
        > security will soon find that they have neither."
        >
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