[extropy-chat] Boks On-line, was Re: Drexler laying down a hand...

Jef Allbright jef at jefallbright.net
Sat Mar 3 19:45:28 UTC 2007

On 3/3/07, Jay Dugger <jay.dugger at gmail.com> wrote:

> > their heads with NM VI.  And if I unfortunately I can only get an electronic
> > copy of EOC2.0. well the laptop with its downloaded contents will do as a
> > good substitute for a printed copy.

Hmm, I was alerted to EOC2.0 several weeks ago, on this list, I
thought, but now I can't find the reference.

I find electronic versions of books to be far preferable to paper
copies, and I routinely cut and scan any paper books I acquire.  So
much easier to search, annotate and archive, and so much easier to
read in bed or when on the go.  I'm in the process of moving my
collection of several hundred books from my personal network storage
onto Amazon S3 this weekend for greater accessibility and backup

Speaking of S3, I am extremely happy with Amazon's S3 and EC2 as
enabling technologies for scalable small businesses.

I read and enjoyed _Breakpoint_ by Richard A. Clarke just this week.
The writing is only moderately good, but the content is extremely
relevant and transhumanism is mentioned seriously and favorably.
Highly recommended as a book to read and then give to someone who
would benefit from exposure to transhumanist ideas.

- Jef

> >
> As an aside, what do people have against reading from a screen? Old
> habits take effort to break, screens have higher power consumption and
> lower resolution, etc. I understand all that. Do people really print
> out hard copies from electronic source?
> And just in case you missed it, you can read Wolfram's "A New Kind Of
> Science" on-line.
> http://www.wolframscience.com/nksonline/toc.html
> (tagged in my del.icio.us bookmarks 23 Jun 05)
> What other books worth reading exist on-line? Speak up! Contribute to
> the thread, and I'll bookmark and tag them all.
> --
> Jay Dugger
> http://jaydugger.suprglu.com
> Sometimes the delete key serves best.
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