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  • #61
    Re: Books an endangered commodity

    As in exec. cliff notes? been looking for those
    An Android a day keeps the Apple away!

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    • #62
      Re: Books an endangered commodity

      A (to be)quotation about books: ( come up with your own, please):

      "A book is a flower that scents the fragrance of wisdom"

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      • #63
        Re: Books an endangered commodity

        Originally posted by TofiBaba View Post
        As in exec. cliff notes? been looking for those
        duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude.
        u are missing out man...
        lemme give u a link
        Your friendly neighbourhood fraudiya loafer luccha lufanga awara ayaash aubaash ghunda badmaash man

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        • #64
          Re: Books an endangered commodity

          here is a sample

          http://www.businessweek.com/summary/

          click on the book thumbnail
          Your friendly neighbourhood fraudiya loafer luccha lufanga awara ayaash aubaash ghunda badmaash man

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          • #65
            Re: Books an endangered commodity

            Originally posted by X2 View Post
            get em executive book summaries, they take the key points out of a book and give it to you in a short simple format.
            kis ko


            btw where you people get your e-books from?
            "There are two rules for ultimate success in life: #1. Never tell everything you know." ;)

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            • #66
              Re: Books an endangered commodity

              Technical reference books mein cliff notes kaam hanin aatay
              Sometimes i wonder what it would be like to be characters from Matrix and someone could just download the info into our brain thru the plug on the back of our heads...
              An Android a day keeps the Apple away!

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              • #67
                Re: Books an endangered commodity

                Originally posted by zobia View Post
                btw where you people get your e-books from?
                I can tell you but then I'll have to kill you.
                An Android a day keeps the Apple away!

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                • #68
                  Re: Books an endangered commodity

                  ^ in that case, dont you even have to buy the book as well.

                  i mean my friend who is doing english literature, she have to buy all her books (even though they are widely available on net) but only cuz of proper proper referencing she have to buy them
                  "There are two rules for ultimate success in life: #1. Never tell everything you know." ;)

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                  • #69
                    Re: Books an endangered commodity

                    Originally posted by X2 View Post
                    here is a sample

                    http://www.businessweek.com/summary/

                    click on the book thumbnail
                    So what format do the books come in? PDF, or some proprietary format?
                    An Android a day keeps the Apple away!

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                    • #70
                      Re: Books an endangered commodity

                      ^ tofi uncle, X2 specifically asked u to click on the book thumbnail


                      btw is there anyother way we may compile different files together.

                      i mean i am aware of adobe acrobat professional. it let all your jpg into one pdf file (like a book)

                      is there anyother file format that could be compiled into in to one?
                      "There are two rules for ultimate success in life: #1. Never tell everything you know." ;)

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                      • #71
                        Re: Books an endangered commodity

                        I did, it was pdf, but that was just a sample. actual book may vary
                        An Android a day keeps the Apple away!

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                        • #72
                          Re: Books an endangered commodity

                          The reason I asked that was because they only deliver 1-3 books/mth, of their own choice (depending on the subscription type). Now I don't think they'll let it go at that so ppl can actually "lend" the book to a friend. Hence my comment about proprietary format.

                          In post # 28 I'd mentioned a software for reading e-magazines, and that's preciesly what that particular software does, i.e. restrict distribution (or attempts to).

                          PS: Ok, I stand corrected, this is what they say:
                          "The Summaries are available in 4 different online text formats: PDF, HTML, Microsoft eBook (LIT) and Palm Doc (PDB) and 1 online audio format: MP3. You can read them on your PC, print them out, save them to your computer, download them to your PDA, or listen to them in MP3 format."
                          An Android a day keeps the Apple away!

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                          • #73
                            Re: Books an endangered commodity

                            u can print it and lend to a friend
                            but they arewell within their rights to prevent unauthorized copies.
                            point being that magazine and book e-publihsers, auhtors and all would have a vested interest in getting their share and preventing duplication.

                            returning to the exec sumamries issue, this is just one of several companies, there are others where u can choose books I think.
                            Your friendly neighbourhood fraudiya loafer luccha lufanga awara ayaash aubaash ghunda badmaash man

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by IntelliPhant View Post
                              year 2060.......thoughts

                              I am sitting in a chair wearing a cozy drape of wool reading a book, my grand son comes to me and asks

                              "what is that you looking on grandpa"
                              its a book, sunny boy, don't you see
                              "a book"
                              the boy will take the book of my hands, flip it over and over again with a very curious look and asks
                              "Grandpa where do you put the batteries in"
                              We are getting there, are't we?

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                              • #75
                                Originally posted by IntelliPhant View Post

                                We are getting there, are't we?
                                Right! and eventually No Batteries needed just let the Sun light up the pages of your Kindle :-)
                                I say love, it is a flower, and you, it's only seed!

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