[TUHS] (no printed copy) (was (no subject))

Tomasz Rola rtomek at ceti.pl
Thu Apr 8 16:14:57 AEST 2021

On Thu, Apr 08, 2021 at 03:32:20PM +1000, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Apr 2021, Norman Wilson wrote:
> >I'm not sure why people, even in a group devoted to history like
> >ours, focus so much on whether a journal is issued in print or
> >only electronically.  The latter has become more and more common.
> Well, curling up in bed with a good PDF just doesn't quite feel the
> same...  It's also handy in a waiting room (no battery to go flat
> and not having to rely upon a WiFi connection) and also when waiting
> for the local bus.

Curling up in bed with e-ink based reader and pdf can be better than
curling up with 2kg-worth of hard book. I know, I do it.

As a huge fan of nonkindle reader, I have sdcard slot and do not have
to connect it at all. Batteries used to last at least a month. This
display type is really low power. I have recently bought a colored
e-ink reader, I charged it up about 35-45 days ago, read for at least
ten hours a week, and batt meter shows 40% (chances are, it is not
calibrated yet, I am still to discharge it to the end). As of colours,
this feels really like working prototype, they claim 4096 colors which
probably means 256 colors on "colored look-through display" times 16
shades of grey on classic e-ink display underneath. So, color is just
to spice it up a bit but not very useful at the moment... Albeit it
depends on content. Art photo no, sci articles maybe. They should come
to 65k one day, then I will be happier.

> >On one hand, I too find that if something is available only
> >electronically I'm more likely to put off reading it, probably
> >because back issues don't pile up as visibly.
> I know the feeling :-)  I'm slowly working through my bookmarks.

Tomasz Rola, who lives in self made hell with walls of unread
magazines, books and God only knows what else, new hardware, old
hardware, lost hardware...

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