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Re: [OM] IMG: My Daily Companion

Subject: Re: [OM] IMG: My Daily Companion
From: Charles Geilfuss <charles.geilfuss@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2020 15:28:31 -0400
I'm with you on the Nook, Moose, I have one as well. Hardest part was
training myself not to lick my finger when turning the page.

Charlie

On Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 3:24 PM Moose <olymoose@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 3/19/2020 9:50 AM, Jim Nichols wrote:
> > My son has an iPad, and I have checked it out when he comes to visit.  I
> may venture in that direction, but the iMac
> > and a comfortable chair work fine for now.
> >
> > On 3/19/20 11:42 AM, Chris Barker wrote:
> >> I use a Kobo, Jim, for my reading (I hate the idea of making Bezos any
> richer), but my iPad Air (2019) is a delight
> >> to read from as well and I use it for the Guardian newspaper.
>
> How interesting. I have a 24" Dell monitor, iPhone Xs, iPad Mini and a
> Nook Simple Touch.
>
> Although I do read some magazine and newspaper articles on the monitor, I
> find I tend not to finish long ones. I also
> don't much like reading lengthy text on the iPad.
>
> To quote a review of a Kobo:
>
> "In a world full of full-color tablet displays, it may seem surprising
> that dedicated e-readers are still around. But
> these devices actually have an advantage over tablets that avid readers
> appreciate -- the e-ink displays are much easier
> on the eyes than backlit displays. They allow for comfortable long-term
> reading."
>
> The B&W Kobos, Kindle and Nook e-readers all use e-ink displays, which
> are, for me, FAR, FAR nicer to read than the
> shiny surface color screens on tablets and "real" computers.
>
> The addition of built-in lights on recent ones seems to me a step back in
> readability. When Nook switched, I took my
> lightless Simple Touch into a B&N store and held it next to the new one.
> The old one was obviously clearer.
>
> We have two failed ones (for parts), two working ones and one in reserve.
> We're very much a split preference household.
> I heartily dislike reading physical books, and Carol loves them; she only
> uses her Nook when traveling or when a book
> isn't available in one of the three library systems she uses.
>
> I prefer the Nook to Kobo and Kindle because it works with the generic
> epub format, so isn't tied to any source. When I
> get a Kindle book, Calibre converts and downloads it to the Nook. Lots of
> books are available as epubs free or at low
> cost on the web.
>
> With a 2GB micro SD card, I can have a ridiculous number of books on it.
> Far more than it's simple index system is much
> use for. But it does have a search function - if I can remember author or
> title.
>
> I've always loved sitting in my little pool of light with a book while the
> world around me is asleep. The differences
> from the past now are a full spectrum light and an e-reader. I love it.
>
> Some years ago, I was being troubled by pain in my left wrist. Eventually,
> I realized it was from the way I held thick
> paperbacks when reading. I changed how I read, and got better. No such
> problems with the Nook. :-)
>
> Reflective Reading Moose
>
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