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sargon
Sargon  (Level: 112.0 - Posts: 1256)
Fri, 26th Dec '08 8:42 AM

ELECTRONIC WORLD

The Detroit News and Free Press are going to have home delivery only three days a week (Thursday, Saturday, Sunday). The remainder of the week subscribers will be able to read the full newspaper online. I just got the latest issue of PC Magazine and it included an announcemnet that it will be only available online.

Are we getting close to the point that publications will only be offered only online?

caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.2 - Posts: 21600)
Fri, 26th Dec '08 9:05 AM

Yes, Saragon, I heard that too. I am thinking of going on the circuit for a "Motivational Speaker" for the "Electronically Challenged" and will expect support from all of you here..... LOL Linda

alvandy
Alvandy  (Level: 229.4 - Posts: 7561)
Fri, 26th Dec '08 9:49 AM

I'm a magazine subscriber to P C World, so I'll keep my eyes open for this development.

They are still soliciting magazine subscriptions online however.

Thanks for the heads-up.





sargon
Sargon  (Level: 112.0 - Posts: 1256)
Fri, 26th Dec '08 10:29 AM

The magazine I referring to is PC Magazine. It is published twice a month and has great reviews of hardward and software. I liked reading it during lunch so I'm will have to take a laptop and find a wifi spot.

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Fri, 26th Dec '08 10:38 AM

It will be a bit inconvenient to read the Freep with a monitor on my lap while taking a crap.

caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.2 - Posts: 21600)
Fri, 26th Dec '08 10:49 AM

LOL-Priceless post, Don, as most of yours are - Linda

headylamar
Headylamar  (Level: 150.7 - Posts: 740)
Fri, 26th Dec '08 11:00 AM

I like technology as much as the next guy. I know I can read it online. BUT, I also like holding that newsprint in my hands and I will have severe withdrawal in the AM on days when the Freep is not in my driveway. And so will Madison, our black lab. Her first job of the day is to charge out the door and retrieve that paper. She's great at it too! She runs back in the house taking a victory lap or two tossing the paper about before her little snacky (payment). I get a cup of coffee, settle in my comfy spot on the couch and start my day. We get an outstate edition, so I think all home delivery will cease for us. We don't enjoy the local larger city (Flint) paper much, so we'd probably do without a daily paper and I'd spend even more time glued to this doggone desk chair. Aaack! Long story short... My ass will get fatter, my dog's ass will get fatter cause she will lose one of her jobs and we all will mourn the loss of a great morning tradition. WAH!!

caramel1
Caramel1  (Level: 128.2 - Posts: 21600)
Fri, 26th Dec '08 6:38 PM

LOL

sargon
Sargon  (Level: 112.0 - Posts: 1256)
Fri, 26th Dec '08 7:09 PM

Has anyone read a book on some type of electronic device?

I read Painted House by Grisham on a Palm Pilot. It was a small screen. I was very surprised at how much I enjoyed the convenience. The Palm Pilot fit easily into my pocket and it only took a moment to start up. I was immediately at the spot I left off. I was thinking about buying an electronic book reader from Amazon. The books are cheaper and don't take up any space.

Although I like the idea of printed newspapers I think the electronic books would be interesting,

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Fri, 26th Dec '08 8:29 PM

I have tried it and it doesn't work for me. Just cannot get used to it. Improvements are being made all the time in this area so maybe something will come up.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Fri, 26th Dec '08 8:41 PM

Mom got me a "Kindle" reader from Amazon. It's on back order. Will let you know how it is. I'm happy that most books are less than $10.00 and you can download them in a minute. I'm not sure how I'll feel though, cause I love the feel and look of books.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Fri, 26th Dec '08 11:59 PM

And the smell. Especially books in the library. (Please don't burst my bubble by telling me it's the smell of dust mites or something gross)

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sat, 27th Dec '08 2:09 AM

Yes, the smell too. A friend of mine in Holland has a small bookstore. Not sure how I'll break the news to him.

sargon
Sargon  (Level: 112.0 - Posts: 1256)
Sat, 27th Dec '08 5:49 AM

I love going to Borders bookstore just to browse. It takes a lot of self control not to scoop up all the great books they have on close out sales. If I bought all the books that struck my fancy my wife would throw me out of the house.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sat, 27th Dec '08 7:35 AM

Wul, not because she's mad at you. Just because there wouldn't be ROOM for you in the house.




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