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    Quote Originally Posted by Frecks1710 View Post
    I love libraries, too! I love books! I will never use a kindle, etc. I want a real book. My fantasy since I am a kid is to be locked up in one for a few days with water, bathroom, me and BOOKS!
    Ever see this classic Twilight Zone episode?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Enough_at_Last
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frecks1710 View Post
    I love libraries, too! I love books! I will never use a kindle, etc. I want a real book. My fantasy since I am a kid is to be locked up in one for a few days with water, bathroom, me and BOOKS!
    Same, I'm a collector of rare or old books.

    One of my prizes is a 1908 John Burroughs Leaf and Tendril in superb condition. I read them too, not just storing them in some case or sleeve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnflesh View Post
    What's people's opinions on news organization charging a premium for news?

    The cost of holding those stories on a server is very low and the bandwidth to display it is also low.

    Back when paper news was the thing, papers cost as much as $1.00 for Sunday paper which accompanying advertising, paid for salary, printing costs, delivery etc.

    WSJ (as an example) charges up to $32 a month for subscription - after an introductory 12-week rate at $1 per week - and it covers the same costs, minus printing.
    We desperately need LOCAL investigative reporters. The national media chain that bought the Plain Dealer seems to have tried everything to keep the paper alive, and at this point, so many reporters, columnists and editors have left, it really isn't a functional paper anymore.

    I would be happy to pay to subscribe to a local or regional magazine that actually employs investigative reporters.

    If we have none, corruption here will literally kill this city.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    We desperately need LOCAL investigative reporters. The national media chain that bought the Plain Dealer seems to have tried everything to keep the paper alive, and at this point, so many reporters, columnists and editors have left, it really isn't a functional paper anymore.

    I would be happy to pay to subscribe to a local or regional magazine that actually employs investigative reporters.

    If we have none, corruption here will literally kill this city.
    For some reason several other posters here seem to believe they should get their news for free. If you don't pay anything for the news, why do you think you deserve anything other than fake or biased news? True, you might buy products advertised in the "free" media but, in that case, your content may be tilted in some way by the advertisers who pay the bill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnflesh View Post
    As for the video I couldn't agree more. If you are on Chrome in Android or desktop - try this https://9to5google.com/2018/02/15/ho...videos-chrome/

    You can disable autoplay on all websites.
    Sweet! I'll do that when I feel like restarting Chrome, which isn't right now. Do I correctly assume with the restart Chrome will still remember all my open tabs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frecks1710 View Post
    I love libraries, too! I love books! I will never use a kindle, etc. I want a real book.
    I have my own library, though not as extensive as it used to be. I love real books, and Kindle on my phone is just too small. (I suppose I could get it on my laptop for travel purposes.) I don't know what I would never go Kindle, though, since I can imagine circumstances in older age in which it would be useful, if not ideal.

    Quote Originally Posted by Frecks1710 View Post
    My fantasy since I am a kid is to be locked up in one for a few days with water, bathroom, me and BOOKS!
    Lol. I used to behave like that any chance I got.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnflesh View Post
    Same, I'm a collector of rare or old books.

    One of my prizes is a 1908 John Burroughs Leaf and Tendril in superb condition. I read them too, not just storing them in some case or sleeve.
    I'm not a collector per se, but I have some rather old ones I got from grandparents. I also have a two-volume set of Les Miserables (English translation) that my great-grandfather (mother's mother's father) bought new way back in the olden days; unfortunately, I cannot find a publication date in there anywhere, but it seems to be early 20th century or late 19th century.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madeline View Post
    The Roman Catholic church did that, if memory serves.
    They destroyed the other Great Library of Antiquity, the Great Library of Constantinople...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frecks1710 View Post
    I love libraries, too! I love books! I will never use a kindle, etc. I want a real book. My fantasy since I am a kid is to be locked up in one for a few days with water, bathroom, me and BOOKS!
    I have purged almost all my books. I have pain in my wrists, etc., when I hold a book. And I have fallen in love with minimalism.

    But yes, of course I love books. The cover art, the smell, the collectiblity, etc.

    I am happy to say, reading on a kindle can be as immersive (though it is different) as reading a book.

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    A dog may be mans best friend but it's too dark to read inside a dog, go to the best place for that- your local library- provided by the left, thanks.
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