Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Hate & Discontent, Jul 19, 2011.
Another company down the tubes...
How'd your bookstore die?
it was only a matter of time. I don't go into book stores anymore now that I have an Ipad. I just get everything on there.
Digital media is killing the economy. Everything is free now anyway.
I hate this. Nothing compares to a real book in your hands.
I agree, but at the same time I can't remember the last time I went to a Borders. It's either a small local book store, Barnes and Noble, or ordering online. I think most of that had to do with all the Borders nearby being in malls. Fuck that noise.
I done think I have ever set foot in one.
amazon.com is pretty awesome
Yep, this is what happens when a company refuses to adapt to the market. Barnes and Noble creates the Nook, increases their online presence, Border's does cute shit like this:
How do you read a book on a backlit iPad without your eyes bleeding?
Every time I order from Amazon there is a bath room only a few feet away
The same way I watch TV on a backlit LCD without my eyes bleeding or sit in front of a backlit LCD at work for 8 hours a day without my eyes bleeding. It's as if I have indestructible retinas or something.
I read a computer screen or watch TV all day every day anyway. I mean, my grandmother had a hard time with them blasted TV screens and their cancer causing ways, but I think we like, evolved or sumpin.
Anyone who says they can't deal with an e-reader hasn't used a Kindle or Nook for more than 5 minutes. Once you start, it's over Johnny. The only thing they don't do better than a real book is color pictures.
I dunno, I look at a computer all day too, but reading a novel on an iPad just plain sucks balls.
E Ink for the vision saving win.
I honestly don't read books much any more (it's how I killed time in the Navy... It's like a not eating the same food you had to eat it prison so to speak), but my chick does constantly. I figure I can read all these CE threads all day, I'm constantly researching and reading long articles and news stories, can't be too much different, right?
I've never understood the whole "backlit display fucks with your eyes" argument. It's never affected me at all.
I think it fucks with your eyes a lot more if you're trying to read a 1,000 page book at 10 point type.
You can go the senior citizen 72 pt type route, I guess. I saw a lady on the train reading a book on her iPad and there were literally 10 words on each page.
My problem with backlit displays is they're too hard to read in the sun. I can sit on the beach with my Kindle and read all day.
I am going this weekend to pillage my local borders.
I will agree with that, but chances are if I'm in the sun I'm drinking a beer, wearing polarized sunglasses, and doing something. I haven't graduated to that point in life where I can read a book by the pool and find that relaxing.
Yup. Go with larger type. Which is something you have to buy a whole new book for, with dead tree books.
And for most eReader apps for iPad/iPhone/Android, you can change the font, color combination, etc. to match the environment. Reading in the sun may still be less than ideal, but no more than using your smartphone outside in the sun, and that doesn't seem to bother people all that much.
I know for awhile my wife reversed the color scheme on her reader. (black background, white type) I haven't seen it in awhile so I don't know if it stuck, but there's definitely options.
good Barnes and Noble is soooooooo much better than Borders. I drive 2o mins to B&N when it would take 5 mins to get to Borders. They rarely have discounts, have a crappy selection and always sell full price. I've been monitoring my store like a vulture just waiting for a going out of business sale.