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Old 01-23-2009, 08:13 AM
EricT EricT is offline
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I love it.

The thing about book length that I don't think all readers are aware of is that print books tend to be longer because it is a cost thing. Print publishers just won't bother with a book that is too short. It's not worth the high costs associated.

So what you get is a book filled with pictures and "charts" and basically "fluff" of that nature plus a WHOLE lot of repeating the same shit in different words. I know everyone has encountered that.

Since digital books are so big right now I wanted to point that out. When someone publishes an e-book they have no restrictions on length and can therefore just include what is necessary. So a 150 page book is just as good as a 215 page book as far as content. And sometimes better because usability is increase when the reader doesn't have to wave through all the fluff to get to the nuts and bolts.

But I prefer a hard copy as well. I was just talking about the new readers. I want to get a sony reader. Ink for printers is just too expensive.
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If you act sanctimonious I will just list out your logical fallacies until you get pissed off and spew blasphemous remarks.
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