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

Adam Thornton athornton at gmail.com
Fri Apr 9 02:33:01 AEST 2021

I have one main reason I now prefer an electronic device to paper in most
cases: I can make the text as big as I want on a tablet, and my near vision
has deteriorated wildly as I've aged.  Sure, I also have reading glasses,
but it's really nice to just be able to enlarge the font.

On Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 6:52 AM Nemo Nusquam <cym224 at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 2021-04-08 01:32, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> > On Tue, 6 Apr 2021, Norman Wilson wrote (in part):
> >
> >> 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.
> In this informal survey, I side with Dave, though I prefer to read in my
> comfy well-lit chair with tea/coffee/cocoa.  (A very similar thread was
> aired on MO last year.)
> >> 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 fully concur -- I tend to completely forget about them.  Have
> advertisers actually tracked how many readers look at their ads in print
> vs. digital?
> N.
> >
> > I know the feeling :-)  I'm slowly working through my bookmarks.
> >
> > -- Dave
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