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Humanist Archives: Nov. 25, 2018, 6:51 a.m. Humanist 32.222 - limitations of devices

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        Date: 2018-11-24 07:37:13+00:00
        From: davep@davelinux.info
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 32.219: limitations of devices

Depends on whether you want to promote a gross global tax avoider, which
has had persistent problems of workforce conditions at, e.g. Foxconn, and
has an astronomical markup price. Personally, I'd prefer my Nook and
Bookeen, which can do most of those actions, and not support a company
like Apple. Still, we're all different, I suppose.

On Sat, November 24, 2018 5:17 am, Humanist wrote:
> Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 219.
> Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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> Date: 2018-11-23 16:07:02+00:00
> From: Jim Rovira 
> Subject: Re: [Humanist] 32.213: limitations of devices
> I wanted to jump in on the "limitations on devices" thread with a few
> last thoughts. . .
> There are real limitations on a variety of devices, and there are
> limitations we impose on ourselves by our work habits. In other words, the
>  device doesn't always have these limitations (unable to perform the
> function); it just requires us to learn to do the same thing a different
> way. The question then is if the device is worth the learning curve, and
> the answer to that question is always related to one's specific
> circumstances. I found myself in a position where I couldn't do a lot of
> reading effectively at home or in the office, so I found that using a
> table to read books and articles was very helpful. I could carry around
> tens of thousands of pages of searchable reading on one device and go read
>  anywhere. It was worth the small investment in time to use the right app
>  once I found it.
> The next distinction I think we need to make is between the limitations
> of the device and the limitations of specific apps. Many times, it's not
> that the device can't perform the function, but that we haven't found the
> right app for it, or worse, the right app doesn't exist yet or is very
> expensive. Sometimes all of the functions we want are spread out across a
> variety of apps, or the few apps that have them all are very expensive.
> But, again,
> this is a matter of investing a bit of time to figure out what we really
> want/need and which apps provide it.
> Finally, until last summer, I've never liked reading on either tablets or
>  eReaders. But then I started doing my reading for a book chapter using
> iAnnotate on my iPad Air, and I want to do all my work on it now. I can
> highlight, underline, type notes in little bubbles right there on the
> document, bookmark, stamp, web search, outline, draw a line down the side
>  margin by selected text, do all the usual other searches, but more than
> that, there are 18 different functions to choose from in my sidebar,
> including the ability to email to myself (or anyone else) all of my notes
>  on any given document. And those are just the ones I've chosen -- there
> are probably two or three dozen functions to choose from. I haven't seen
> an eReader that can do quite that much.
> If you're in a position that reading large quantities on a tablet would
> be a convenience, I highly recommend iAnnotate. It works best with a
> pencil or stylus, costs a little bit, and takes a little time to learn,
> but it was worth it to me.
> Jim R
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