RE: [ebook-community] Re: Device reading
- Actually, I was thinking about a quote from Alfred Hitchcock, when mass market paperbacks were first put on the market. "I'll certainly never read one. The only thing they're good for is door stops." Grin... And then there's the backlash at Gutenberg, when he invented the printing press. Does anyone trust new technology on sight? Rarely.
>"And how about that crazy idea of breaking a scroll up into lots of separate
>bits of parchment? No-one's ever going to buy THAT. Documents are meant to
>be continuous, not modular, sonny..."
>> I have this picture of past people resisting the move from
>> stone to scroll (though that does stretch the imagination)
>> and then telling the first designer of the current book that
>> "no one will read that thing." Or "I just like the feel of a
>> scroll in my hand."
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- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Brenna Lyons wrote:
> I even did a little reading at the desktopNot me. When I realized I was spending hours
> the other day, and I usually loathe that,
> unless I'm doing my own edits and writing.
at the computer on a daily basis, I visited
a local junkyard and picked up a like-new
Volvo driver's seat, then mounted it on a
cabinet pedestal for proper height.
Those seats are made for long-haul sittings
and adjust to suit the individual. Common
office chairs just aren't good enough at that.
I much prefer reading at the computer with a
cat on my lap and my keyboard, mouse, stereo,
and coffee within convenient reach.
Ed Howdershelt - Abintra Press
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