Cheap perl e-books
djk at tobit.co.uk
Thu Aug 27 14:29:48 BST 2009
Paul Makepeace wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 1:40 PM, Philippe Bruhat
> (BooK)<philippe.bruhat at free.fr> wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 01:21:24PM +0100, Peter Corlett wrote:
>>> Then again, I generally swear off paper books for a while whenever I've
>>> just moved house and my arms are six inches longer from all the weight.
>> But you also swear them off before the move, because when looking for
>> a new house you had to take into account the length of walls without a
>> window, a door or a heater, that are needed to accomodate your shelves
>> (and also the ones you'll add later on).
> For exactly these reasons and so many others: ebooks ftw. I'd be
> delighted if/when they become the norm and thanks for O'Reilly for
> doing this.
> Paul, can read ebooks way faster than paper ones & searchable...
But not ebooks are not easily random accessible, nor speed (as in flip)
read nor available with convenient figure holes so that one can cross
refer between different sections of the book, more or less at once.
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