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Well if you can have folders

FarFromHome
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Apr 21 2009, 8:05pm


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Well if you can have folders [In reply to] Can't Post

and files, and web "pages", why not volumes? Wink It's all metaphorical at this point, I guess!

I believe it was when we moved from Canada to Ireland a few years ago that I really started to notice the sheer bulk of books - most of the boxes we brought seemed to be books, despite the fact that we weeded them out pretty severely before we left. And it started to seem odd that we have walls full of shelves, filled with sheets of paper pressed between covers, when it's really the content that matters! Not that I plan to get rid of the books I have - I'm too attached to them for that. But I love having my favourite books with me all the time, so I can read them wherever and whenever I want to.

I suppose I feel much the same about my record collection - every piece of music I own is right there any time I want to listen to it. With a good pair of headphones the quality is comparable to my CD player, so even at home I usually listen to the iPod. There are a few things - Beethoven symphonies for example - that need a little more heft than the iPod can provide, but otherwise the sound is surprisingly satisfying. But I'm no audiophile - I left all my vinyl back in Canada, and no longer have the hardware to play it anyway. I've always loved computer technology, though, so I suppose I was a bit of a pushover for the iPod - it's so elegantly designed, it's made me understand why people love Apple so much.

Farewell, friends! I hear the call.
The ship’s beside the stony wall.
Foam is white and waves are grey;
beyond the sunset leads my way.
Bilbo's Last Song


Subject User Time
Just spotted this on the Harper Collins website Jazmine Send a private message to Jazmine Apr 21 2009, 6:03pm
    Tolkien electronically, legally! But how does it work? N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Apr 21 2009, 6:10pm
        I think so Jazmine Send a private message to Jazmine Apr 21 2009, 6:14pm
            A little more info NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Apr 21 2009, 6:16pm
                I've just bought LotR and The Hobbit FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Apr 21 2009, 7:03pm
                    A "one-volume" electronic text ...?! visualweasel Send a private message to visualweasel Apr 21 2009, 7:33pm
                        Well if you can have folders FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Apr 21 2009, 8:05pm
                            Books are heavy! visualweasel Send a private message to visualweasel Apr 21 2009, 8:13pm
                            Argh! Don't make me think about moving books! Jazmine Send a private message to Jazmine Apr 21 2009, 8:28pm
                            Well... Eowyn of Penns Woods Send a private message to Eowyn of Penns Woods Apr 22 2009, 3:56am
                    Tolkien and the iPhone bookgirl13 Send a private message to bookgirl13 Apr 23 2009, 8:32pm
                        You need to get... FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Apr 23 2009, 9:15pm
                            I shall have to try the eReader app bookgirl13 Send a private message to bookgirl13 Apr 23 2009, 9:36pm
                *snert* Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Apr 22 2009, 12:34am
    Try eReader.com priell3 Send a private message to priell3 Apr 21 2009, 11:25pm
        Thankyou so much for this! Elven Send a private message to Elven Apr 23 2009, 11:45am

 
 
 

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