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Old 02.18.2013, 06:40 PM   #61
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thing is i might get an ipad cuz i miss reading magazines. glossy shit like wired, and the wire, and newspaper workday shit like the nation, and less stylish but awesome content like new scientist or (for the short stories & the occasional essay) the new yorker. and the new york review of books. i haven't read magazines in a long time mostly because i'm tired of keeping them around so i can reread them, and the piles of shit that form thereafter.

im thinking an ipad could fix that & solve the book problem too.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/next...533561885?mt=8

^ that'd be a good start

most of what the offer is shit (to me anyway) but there are a few gems; http://www.nextissue.com/partner-pricing/?tab=ipad

then there's the individual subscription route... anyway.... e.g.

http://www.thewire.co.uk/shop/subscr...l_subscription

http://www.thenation.com/50ways#

http://www.finddigitalmagazines.co.u...-subscription/

etc

Oh yeah, dude, you're looking at an iPad for sure. If you're at all worried about the cost, get a 32gig mini. I kinda wish I'd gone that route, but then my eyesight is terrible and I really do need a bigger screen for movies etc.

On another note, when the fuck is Scientific American Mind going to go e-friendly? You can only buy hard copies of that magazine, when bullshit like Psychology Today is digitally rampant!
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Old 02.18.2013, 06:56 PM   #62
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I'd say base model memory and High PPI.

Me? I'm holding off of all iDevices until the next major revision of iOS.
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Old 02.19.2013, 10:56 AM   #63
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i don't know if the mini would cut it to replace the pornographic feel of the magazine-reading experience. maybe i should go compare at the store.

what about the google nexus though? uh/?? cheap, large-ish--- got an ad for a $200 version today and it's better than the kindle fire and all that shit yeah? i'm thinking, for media-only it might be cool. ah, first world problems.
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Old 02.19.2013, 12:19 PM   #64
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You'll notice the lower pixel density on the mini. The weight is nice, though.

And the nexus is cool but almost a year old now, there will be a newer version out in a couple of months.
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Old 02.19.2013, 12:34 PM   #65
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You'll notice the lower pixel density on the mini. The weight is nice, though.

The nexus is cool but almost a year old now, there will be a newer version out in a couple of months.

ha ha ha-- i meant pornographic like wired infomercial articles for $20,000 home theatres and shit like that. that's 70% of what they do-- naturalize conspicuous consumption. (but i still like the other 30% which is a look at entrepreneurship and future trends etc).

new model: that's prolly why i saw the nexus ad for $200-- it's $250 elsewhere. i'll wait & see then.
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Old 02.19.2013, 12:43 PM   #66
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Sure. Btw, you can do a really convenient one hand grip with the smartcover.

 
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Old 02.19.2013, 09:11 PM   #67
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i don't know if the mini would cut it to replace the pornographic feel of the magazine-reading experience. maybe i should go compare at the store.

what about the google nexus though? uh/?? cheap, large-ish--- got an ad for a $200 version today and it's better than the kindle fire and all that shit yeah? i'm thinking, for media-only it might be cool. ah, first world problems.


Not to be crass, but fuck that shit bro. The Nexus is a Samsung device, yeah? Well, I will not buy their products ever again. Maybe their tablet would be worth it if you only wanted to read, but if anything's going to satisfy to pornographic love you have for print media (which I totally understand by the way) nothing has a better chance than an iPad. Honestly, the mini is not that expensive, and it has the same stylish feel and lovely interface that has made me pretty much shun all other electronic products.

For some reason iPad/iBooks has actually re-kindled my love of the written word in a strange way. Don't get me wrong, though... Ain't nothin like the real thing, after all. But iPad makes it fun again. Probably because its a superior device in every way. If the iPad comes with a free kindle that is actually better than the fire, I doubt the nexus will be better, or even worth the saved money, which will turn into more money spent when you buy an iPad later on.
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Old 02.19.2013, 10:23 PM   #68
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Not to be crass, but fuck that shit bro. The Nexus is a Samsung device, yeah? Well, I will not buy their products ever again. Maybe their tablet would be worth it if you only wanted to read, but if anything's going to satisfy to pornographic love you have for print media (which I totally understand by the way) nothing has a better chance than an iPad. Honestly, the mini is not that expensive, and it has the same stylish feel and lovely interface that has made me pretty much shun all other electronic products.

For some reason iPad/iBooks has actually re-kindled my love of the written word in a strange way. Don't get me wrong, though... Ain't nothin like the real thing, after all. But iPad makes it fun again. Probably because its a superior device in every way. If the iPad comes with a free kindle that is actually better than the fire, I doubt the nexus will be better, or even worth the saved money, which will turn into more money spent when you buy an iPad later on.
this is not revenge for me convincing you to buy the iphone 5, is it?

is it???

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ha ha, no, okay, loud & clear, will save up for the next generation of this thing which will prolly be in the fall some time.

yeah i don't want the mini one since due to cost i'll likely end up adding a keyboard and using it to type shit on it. since i can prop it up like a real page & all.

re: nothing like a real thing-- shit, nothing like a garbage-free apartment to feel awesome. nothing like searching terms in a book in order to find a quote instead of thumbing through pages & pages. digital texts rule all. (sorry, paper!)

btw please go & write someting on the cheever short story thread, huh? don't leave evollove hanging.
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