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Re: ipad for reading (not just golden-age) comics
« Reply #30 on: August 24, 2010, 08:32:53 AM »
That and not be closed source like the iPad yeah.  That's my hope.
Cheap would be nice too!  ;)

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Re: ipad for reading (not just golden-age) comics
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Re: ipad for reading (not just golden-age) comics
« Reply #31 on: August 24, 2010, 11:12:41 AM »
Let me know if you every find one Bob, I'm after the same thing.

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Re: ipad for reading (not just golden-age) comics
« Reply #32 on: August 24, 2010, 05:04:00 PM »

I'm waiting for a somewhat larger screensize and TOTALLY non-proprietary file & reading program loading.


Remember that larger screen means heavier. The ipad size is 10", almost perfect,
perhaps 11" or 12" would be better, but not something you could so easily read on bed.




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Re: ipad for reading (not just golden-age) comics
« Reply #33 on: August 25, 2010, 07:52:32 AM »

I'm waiting for a somewhat larger screensize and TOTALLY non-proprietary file & reading program loading.


Remember that larger screen means heavier. The ipad size is 10", almost perfect,
perhaps 11" or 12" would be better, but not something you could so easily read on bed.



I'm spoiled by 1600 pixel wide comic scans that just fit (widthwise) on my wide screen laptop monitor.

Is iPad 10" the DIAGONAL size?
10" is probably adequate for books text -- comparable with the size of paperbacks.

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Re: ipad for reading (not just golden-age) comics
« Reply #34 on: August 25, 2010, 10:59:51 AM »

I'm waiting for a somewhat larger screensize and TOTALLY non-proprietary file & reading program loading.


Remember that larger screen means heavier. The ipad size is 10", almost perfect,
perhaps 11" or 12" would be better, but not something you could so easily read on bed.



I'm spoiled by 1600 pixel wide comic scans that just fit (widthwise) on my wide screen laptop monitor.

Is iPad 10" the DIAGONAL size?
10" is probably adequate for books text -- comparable with the size of paperbacks.

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The diagonal is 9.7 inches, a (modern) comic is 12 inches diagonal.

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Re: ipad for reading (not just golden-age) comics
« Reply #35 on: August 25, 2010, 02:49:42 PM »
Golden Age comics are much larger than modern comics.
I'd like to be able to read GA comics in at least full size.

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Re: ipad for reading (not just golden-age) comics
« Reply #36 on: August 25, 2010, 04:37:52 PM »
Golden Age comics are much larger than modern comics.
I'd like to be able to read GA comics in at least full size.

Bob

Well, perhaps it is a little smaller, but is readable anyway,
and it has something the paper comics don't have: ZOOM.
(And you can carry hundreds of comics with you)




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Re: ipad for reading (not just golden-age) comics
« Reply #37 on: August 28, 2010, 09:49:45 PM »
Golden Age comics are much larger than modern comics.
I'd like to be able to read GA comics in at least full size.

Bob

Well, perhaps it is a little smaller, but is readable anyway,
and it has something the paper comics don't have: ZOOM.
(And you can carry hundreds of comics with you)

That's the tempting part - you can store comics on your HD or EHD, as well as putting a bunch on the iPad to read a bunch. "Oooh, I'm going on vacation, but it might rain. How do I take a bunch of comics with me? Hmmm - the iPad".

Does anyone use a Kindle (eReader from Amazon) for regular books? It's so tempting as I'm trying to de-clutter my apartment, as well as organize my comics, the allure of having it all digital is becoming quite intense.

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Re: ipad for reading (not just golden-age) comics
« Reply #38 on: August 29, 2010, 06:03:48 AM »
Speaking of external hard drives, something I may have mentioned before but might be of interest here:  On clearance, I picked up a semi-obscure product called the "Pogoplug."  It's basically a tiny computer with an ethernet connection (wired) and three USB ports for external drives.

The part I'm not overly happy about is that, through the Pogoplug website (and hence a potential avenue for hackers, which is worrisome--and how do I know the company wouldn't do creepy things with my data?), I can log in and download/access any of the files.  However, they also have software that "mounts" the three remote drives onto a more traditional computer, so I can access them normally from a desktop or netbook.

Handy little gadget, since I now keep all my drives off where I don't have to look at them, though probably not for anywhere near the retail price.

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Re: ipad for reading (not just golden-age) comics
« Reply #40 on: November 18, 2010, 01:29:38 PM »
Tnx very much Roy.
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Re: ipad for reading (not just golden-age) comics
« Reply #41 on: November 18, 2010, 03:17:02 PM »
Just saw Googles entry into the market with a product by View Sonic under $400
http://www.viewsonic.com/

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Re: ipad for reading (not just golden-age) comics
« Reply #42 on: November 18, 2010, 04:12:55 PM »
Filling holes, by ONE book at a time

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Re: ipad for reading (not just golden-age) comics
« Reply #43 on: November 18, 2010, 05:13:44 PM »
Golden Age comics are much larger than modern comics.
I'd like to be able to read GA comics in at least full size.
Bob

Well, perhaps it is a little smaller, but is readable anyway,
and it has something the paper comics don't have: ZOOM.
(And you can carry hundreds of comics with you)

I'm old (60 yo) and can barely read paperbacks with small text in the best of situations.
I can't read most paperbacks at all with my bedside lamp.

Comic book art gets reduced for digest size comics but I generally don't like reading 'em that small.

Perhaps Zoom makes iPad comic book reading marginally doable, but I'm still waiting for a larger, non-proprietary 'epad'.
If it's back-lit, I'll be able to read in bed and maybe not disturb my wife.

My wide-screen laptop gives me full width of the 1600 dpi scans, but not a full page.

Was it Amazon that deleted books from buyers' Amazon reader?
I don't want ANY manufacturer access to any reader I buy.

Bob

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Re: ipad for reading (not just golden-age) comics
« Reply #44 on: November 18, 2010, 08:18:56 PM »
Thanks Geo but this one is even smaller than an iPad which is my biggest complaint besides being closed source.
Like Bob my eyes aren't so hot and I'd really rather not have to zoom in to read a page.

Rim's product looks very small as well.  Maybe someday my perfect tablet will come...
-Yoc



Here's one from Samsung:

http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/4719/samsunggalaxytab.jpg


Here's some links for more on it: http://www.mobileburn.com/news.jsp?Id=11748

http://www.samsung.com/uk/galaxytab/

http://www.wired.com/reviews/2010/11/galaxy_tab/

Check it out Yoc as your looking into one other then an iPad!

Geo