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  • Eldon B Tucker
    The main advantages of an ebook are the ability to search the contents of the book, and the ability to easily copy quotations into another document.
    Message 1 of 2 , Apr 8, 2005
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      The main advantages of an ebook are the ability to search the contents of
      the book, and the ability to easily copy quotations into another document.

      Readability is poor, compared to a paper book, but before the current
      generation of children grow up, there will be a version of portable computer
      that is suitable for extended reading of books.

      Right now, battery life, size, weight, price, readability of screen image,
      and easy of use of the associated software all need to be greatly improved,
      but eventually, people will only read paper books for the same reason that
      others stick to manual typewriters rather than using word processors. It
      will be a matter of habit and resistance to change, which often increases as
      one gets old.

      ELdon

      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: krishtar [mailto:krishtar_a@...]
      > Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 1:11 PM
      > To: theos-talk@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: Theos-World Leadbeater is a King of All Occultists - paper books
      > are better
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      > J H Ekins wrote in part
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      > "Whenever, on these chat boards, I mention a book, I find myself smiling
      > then someone responds, usually Dan Caldwell, and posts a link where one
      > can read that book on line.
      > Frankly, I don't like to read anything off a screen. If I want to read
      it,
      > I will print it out first. Am I the only one who feels that way
      > anymore? "
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      > Hi Jerry
      > Nothing can actually, IMO, substitute the pleasure and the versatility of
      > carrying a book wherever you go to, all you have to do is to open it and
      > just read.
      > You may stop for a while and then return...
      > Reading in computer mostly drives me a bit sleepy and with eyes hurting.
      > Unless in the future we┬┤ll cary along a tiny box, hit a key or two and
      > then, in front of us the pages start appearing in the air - like the
      > Mahatmas' precipitation - and we can enlarge it at ease just like the
      > description given by C. L Leadbeater from his magnifier astral sight...:-)
      > According, thru these especial powers, he and Mrs. Besant studied the
      > atomic structure, but it is another story...
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      > Krishtar
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Jerry Hejka-Ekins
      > To: theos-talk@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 3:54 PM
      > Subject: Re: Theos-World Re: Leadbeater is a King of All Occultists
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      > Anand,
      >
      > I believe you are referring to this statement I made, and quote below.
      >
      > >The study material TSA promotes is primarily based upon the
      > >terminology and ideas developed under Annie Besant's presidency--it is
      > >what some people call "neo-Theosophy." Check out the study materials
      > >TSA is offering, and you will see what I mean.
      > >
      > As you see, I did not say that this material *contains* writings of AB
      > and CWL, but is based upon their ideas and uses their terminology.
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      > I'm afraid that I'm not good at knowing where links to books are. I got
      > in the habit of buying and reading actual books long before there were
      > home computers, let alone the Internet. Whenever I mention a book I
      > have in my minds eye, the actual book. Whenever, on these chat boards,
      > I mention a book, I find myself smiling then someone responds, usually
      > Dan Caldwell, and posts a link where one can read that book on line.
      > Frankly, I don't like to read anything off a screen. If I want to read
      > it, I will print it out first. Am I the only one who feels that way
      > anymore?
      >
      > So, to answer your question. TSA has been publishing study course
      > manuals for many years. I have some here dating as early as the
      > 1950's. If you go to
      > www.theosophical.org/resources/selfstudy you will find a listing of
      > TSA's latest editions of study course manuals for sale. While I have
      > many of them in their earlier editions, I notice that some of these have
      > been recently revised by John Algeo. I know John personally and from
      > his writings, and he also speaks and writes using the Besant-Leadbeater
      > terminology and perspective.
      >
      > Perhaps Dan Caldwell will know where to find a link to the latest
      > versions of these courses, but I suspect that TSA is trying to sell hard
      > copies and does not have them on line.
      >
      > I find it interesting that TSA publishes CWL's and AB's books in edited
      > forms, and more lately, John Algeo was rewriting some of the
      > Theosophical classics such as Besant's Thought Power and Blavatsky's Key
      > to Theosophy. I would be interested in reading yours and other's
      > opinions concerning this activity.
      >
      > Best,
      > Jerry
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      > Anand Gholap wrote:
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      > >Jerry,
      > >You said study material contains writings of Annie Besant and
      > >Leadbeater. Can you give me the links of pages which I can check.
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