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Old 04-01-2013, 17:42   #61
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Good point(s).

My kids all went Apple when they got old enough to choose.
Watch the kids - they know how to get entertained and they know how to do it cheaply... Unless Apple wakes up Android is gonna eat their lunch although currently all my nephews and nieces are apple fans but PC users. They all think the MacAirs are cool but "totally not worth it, Dad"

My kid (15 y/o) now watches a movie, plays a video game, is on Skype with his girlfriend and texting his bros all at the same time. Of course as an old guy I think, "this can't be good" but then I take a breath and realize these are the evolution of multi-tasking skills that started with the apple computer and Windoze 3.1.

I hope these skills will be useful in about 10 years - LOL...
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Old 04-01-2013, 18:16   #62
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They all think the MacAirs are cool but "totally not worth it, Dad"
For those, including most teenagers, who only communicate and consume content without any need to be productive, I agree that the MacBooks are not good value compared to an iPad. I would never, ever recommend a MacBook as an e-book reader. However, in my opinion, for those who need to produce anything, including writers, software developers, engineers, naval architects, etc., the MacBooks are good value.
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I love paperbacks but I suddenly lose my attraction as soon as they get moldy.

Will keep on reading paper but any new book I will only buy e-.

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Old 05-01-2013, 06:40   #65
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I love paperbacks but I suddenly lose my attraction as soon as they get moldy.

Will keep on reading paper but any new book I will only buy e-.

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I have a little academic background, and I really love books. But now that we are all rightly concerned with germs ... I think of it everytime I do a bookswap or go to the library. I'm not seriously OCD yet but I can see it from here.
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Re: Ebooks or Paperbacks on Board and Why?

Here's an e-book sharing app that a friend is developing. Seems to work well, although it is still being beta tested:

Ownshelf – free ebook sharing
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That AUD$5 is USD$5.40! "Paltry" my waltzing matilda! The whole deal took no more than 3 min which included a moment of thoughtful prayercontemplation before I mashed that download red button.
The whole deal took 3 Minutes! That's what we love about electronic books.

Our most popular items are Cruising Guides. For the cost of a beer, in 3 minutes you can have a full color cruising guide of Tasmania or South Australia with aerial photos that show tracks into the anchorage, fishing spots, attractions and walks, marinas with current fees, contact details plus a bunch of other info on weather, etc. All interactive and easily updated...
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................. as an old guy I think, "this can't be good" but then I take a breath and realize these are the evolution of multi-tasking skills that started with the apple computer and Windoze 3.1.
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I don't think that you're the "old guy"! This "evolution of multi-tasking skills" likely began with making stone tools while, eating and telling stories about the mammoth hunt around the campfire!
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For those, including most teenagers, who only communicate and consume content without any need to be productive, I agree that the MacBooks are not good value compared to an iPad. I would never, ever recommend a MacBook as an e-book reader. However, in my opinion, for those who need to produce anything, including writers, software developers, engineers, naval architects, etc., the MacBooks are good value.
I was actually referring to the PC vs. Mac. Nephews and nieces have $350 laptops and declare the 2-3k+ Macbooks totally not worth it.

In regards to actual productivity I couldn't agree more. I have a friend who tries to use a couple of apps to create "content" on the iPad. Painful to watch.
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Re: Ebooks or Paperbacks on Board and Why?

I have had a kindle for a few years now and have loved the freedom to hold the "book" with one or no hands I cannot stand a paper book. I can read for days on a charge. Also found a site similar to some the kids use for music - sharing?? (yea sure ) It makes my average book price something in the cents instead of dollars.

For Christmas I was given a Asus tablet about the size of a iPad, though not square, with a docking keyboard, that houses another battery. I can read for one day and both batteries are depleted. My eyes are strained more also. But it obviously can do much more than a Kindle. All those apps that give the app maker the ability to search your device for tidbits of info. How terrific is that? (any suggestions on a plotter app for a Droid notebook?)

For books it is hands down for the Kindle. I know aboard everything is supposed to have more than one purpose to be allowed...........but if one book only is one book then the Kindle passes this test by a factor of 1000 or more.

How many items on board can say that? Eh? Not even the latest Bucket.

My son now sells iStuff from an Apple store.

He hates it when I say "If you want a toy buy a Apple. If you want a tool buy a Droid."
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Apples are for people who like to get things done, Droids are tools for people that like toolboxes


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And who don't mind paying more to do it the Steve Jobs way...



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Re: Ebooks or Paperbacks on Board and Why?

The following waterproofing service may be of interest to some readers of this thread. It is said to protect electronics up to submersion to a depth of one meter for 30 minutes.

CES 2013: Liquipel Announces 2.0 Watersafe Nanocoating For Waterproofing Devices - Mac Rumors

I have no commercial interest in this service. I have not tried this service and I don't know anyone who has tried it.
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I just mistakenly dipped my netbook in a pool under a porthole on a friend's boat, timely post, thanks
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