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Do you think ebook reading is effective than Paper books?

  1. Jul 29, 2008 #1

    zyh

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    hi, this is a simple question.
    I think reading an ebook on the computer screen is LESS effective then reading a paper books. Sometimes, my eyes feel pain especiall the ebook scrolling on the screen.
    So, I think it's more effective and healthy way to read on papers.
    Do you think so?
    Hope for your thoughts.Thanks.
     
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  3. Jul 29, 2008 #2
    no.

    but, e-books are free :smile:
     
  4. Jul 29, 2008 #3

    lisab

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    I hate reading a lot of script on the screen! I strongly prefer reading from paper. But I always thought that it's because I'm in my 40s.
     
  5. Jul 29, 2008 #4
    There is one very convenient thing with ebook, it's the search function, especially for technical books used as a reference.
     
  6. Jul 29, 2008 #5

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    There are a lot of ebooks on the internet which are illegal copy of the original paper books.:rolleyes:.
    As I don't have enough money to buy and Honestly I have download them to read:frown:
    God will punish me...
     
  7. Jul 29, 2008 #6

    lisab

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    Oh yes, good point - I completely agree with this...the search function is one of the best inventions ever!

    But for sitting and reading, I still prefer paper. I'm in the last generation who grew up reading exclusively on paper.
     
  8. Jul 29, 2008 #7
    Don't worry you can overcome this problem. The trick is to read a lot more stuff online. I mean a few HOURS. Try to read at least 2 hours a day online straight with no pauses. (That includes using the bathroom). Also, avoid excessive blinking, it makes your eyes tired much faster.
     
  9. Jul 29, 2008 #8
    If you have a recent Acrobat reader, you should check the ability it has to read out loud. I often use when I'm doing something else.
     
  10. Jul 29, 2008 #9

    Defennder

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    Does the screen refresh rate make reading easier for your eyes for LCDs?
     
  11. Jul 29, 2008 #10

    lisab

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    Does it read out loud in French?
     
  12. Jul 29, 2008 #11
    :rofl:
    It reads french with the most awful american accent.
     
  13. Jul 29, 2008 #12

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    Haha - oh, of course :tongue2:!
     
  14. Jul 29, 2008 #13
    As far as I know, LCD's dont 'refresh'. They only change individual pixels. I cant look at a CRT monitor for 1/10th the time of an LCD. But the only people I've seen using old CRTS are students in the office, and I have no idea why in the hell there using the CRT. I just use my laptop as my desk computer and it folds away when im done. Hence I get to use all of my desk area, and they lose a huge chunk of their space to the monitor and the tower, plus the rats nest of wires below. :yuck:
     
  15. Jul 29, 2008 #14
    it's too slow ..

    most people I know, prefer paper over e-book,
    and maybe I need glasses to look @ the screen but I can read paper books without my glasses which is comfortable
     
  16. Jul 29, 2008 #15

    Defennder

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    There is a "screen refresh rate" for my hardware under my Vista control panel display settings even though I'm using LCD. What does that refer to?
     
  17. Jul 29, 2008 #16
    Sure, I do too !
     
  18. Jul 29, 2008 #17
    I have no idea. Maybe its there incase you live in Pakistan and still have CRT with your VISTA and dial up.
     
  19. Jul 29, 2008 #18
    :rofl: Vista....:rofl:...in Pakistan.....:rofl: You kill me. :wink:
     
  20. Jul 30, 2008 #19
    Try using Kindle. It uses electronic paper, so its reflective like regular paper text instead of emissive like LCDs.
     
  21. Jul 30, 2008 #20

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    Hmm...I always thought the index was a sufficient search function in a textbook. :uhh:

    Hmm, it always seems to read English text with the most awful French accent. :uhh: :wink: :biggrin:
     
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