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nano
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Posted Mar 16, 2015 - 9:39 PM:

So much of the stuff that people are reading is available online as free pdfs it makes me wonder if anyone is still buying books these days . . .
On Mar 16, 2015 - 11:24 PM, StreetlightX responded: Still love me the feel of a textured page. Buy everything I read.
On Mar 17, 2015 - 6:57 AM, WhiskeyWhiskers responded: I often buy the ebook version and if I feel it's influential I buy a hard copy. PDFs are the worst to read.
On Mar 17, 2015 - 8:41 PM, shmik responded: I'll either get the book from the library or buy it. If I borrow it and like it, I'll probably buy it as well. If its not too expensive.
On Mar 18, 2015 - 7:36 AM, nano responded: I confess I like both. Smell, feel & margins of a paper copy. Perhaps it is overstating it to say I "like" pdfs: I use them in conjunction with a paper copy to locate quickly passages I am looking for
On Mar 18, 2015 - 7:37 AM, nano responded: My favourites are sometimes 2nd hand copies, both for the saving and to enjoy the scribbled notes of previous owner(s) and share their thoughts in some cases as well.
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Posted Mar 16, 2015 - 10:31 PM:

Just finished.

Alan Turing - The Enigma
by Andrew Hodges

Now I am looking for the other Enigma books I read over the years to read again.

Starting.
Religion for Atheists
by Alain de Botton.

Next in line.

The Blank Slate
by Steven Pinker
On Mar 16, 2015 - 11:25 PM, StreetlightX responded: Have you read Simon Singh's The Code Book? Its ruddy fantastic.
On Mar 17, 2015 - 9:27 AM, SIR2U responded: I'll look for it. Thanks. I read a whole bunch of books about things like that a long time ago but I don't remember the names for long.
On Mar 18, 2015 - 3:43 PM, Emptyheady responded: Blank Slate was an awesome read for me -- especially chapter Gender
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Posted Mar 17, 2015 - 11:57 PM:

Do yourself a favor, don't read anything by Alain de Botton
On Mar 18, 2015 - 1:52 AM, StreetlightX responded: De Botton is fine, so long as his books aren't confused for philosophy - which they frequently are. He's quite an entertainer though.
On Mar 18, 2015 - 1:53 AM, SIR2U responded: Could you explain that please. I have read several things of his already, did I make a mistake of some kind?
On Mar 18, 2015 - 3:48 PM, Emptyheady responded: I see little wrong with A.d.B. - though I agree with Street. I personally find him a bit slow : / so I quit reading his stuff Edited by Emptyheady on Mar 20, 2015 - 10:31 AM
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Posted Mar 18, 2015 - 12:13 AM:

Maw wrote:
Do yourself a favor, don't read anything by Alain de Botton

I've listened to a couple of his talks and found them pretty enjoyable. Is it that you don't like his ideas or you don't like the way he writes?
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Posted Mar 18, 2015 - 6:59 AM:

Parallel Universes by Fred Alan Wolf.
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Posted Mar 18, 2015 - 5:17 PM:

The Quadruple Object, Graham Harman
After Finitude, Quentin Meillassoux (re-reading)
Foucault's Pendulum, Umberto Eco
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Posted Mar 26, 2015 - 9:58 AM:

nano wrote:
So much of the stuff that people are reading is available online as free pdfs it makes me wonder if anyone is still buying books these days . . .


mic.com/articles/99408/scie...ople-who-read-actual-books
On Mar 26, 2015 - 2:01 PM, nano responded: thanks!
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