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  • Rex
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    Evan, I too want one of those Sony ebook readers. I spent the last 20 minutes trying to figure out how to buy one, to no avail. The Sony website was very nice, but very useless for someone wanting to actually buy the product.

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  • pkastagehand
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    Trustee from the Toolroom

    Was reading this on lunch hours; finally finished it. Thanks John. Read "On the Beach" a number of years ago but hadn't looked around to see what else Shute had written.

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  • Evan
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    I want one of these. It has a paper white display and the display requires no battery power except when it is changing. One charge is good for about 7000 page changes.

    It will display e-books as well as PDFs and your own documents too.



    See here:

    http://products.sel.sony.com/pa/prs/index.html

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  • op9
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    Thanks John,
    I have read it many times after first being "made to read it" in school English. Now another reason to read it again. He was quite remarkable and his autobiographical book "Slide Rule" is excellent covering his work on the airship (hydrogen filled) R100. And he was a model engineer.

    There are still many loyal followers around the world. Check this link out which was set up by his daughters.

    http://www.nevilshute.org/

    Rod.

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  • ulav8r
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    I looked at downloading the Gutenberg DVD. Hit file save here at work, it said 15 hours remaining time so I canceled. Estimated 11 days on a 56K connection, I can only connect at 28-32K at home so that is out. Think I will send for the DVD to be mailed, it should be much faster.

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  • Wareagle
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    Thank you, John. Look forward to the read!

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  • John Stevenson
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    The other Shute book on the CD is now on my web space.
    This one is On the Beach.

    http://homepage.ntlworld.com/stevens...HE%20BEACH.TXT

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  • JRouche
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    EBooks are a fast growing format. Just do a search. You will come up with more than you can read in a lifetime. JRouche

    http://manybooks.net//

    http://www.pagebypagebooks.com/title.html

    http://search.ebay.com/search/search...rclo=&saprchi=

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Domain


    I'm gonna download the Gutenberg DVD. It is big, I'll see how long it takes.

    http://www.gutenberg.org/cdproject/
    Last edited by JRouche; 07-19-2006, 07:28 PM.

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  • Wareagle
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    Originally posted by ulav8r
    That's quite a list of books on that CD. Any possibility of duplicates being available? Who put out the original CD?
    I second that! It'd be nice to have that collection!

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  • Magic9r
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    Thanks John,
    been a fan since I read On the Beach and In the Wet as a teenager but was not aware of this one. My dad has similar tastes & will probably enjoy it too,
    Regards,
    Nick

    I don't suppose you're a John Wyndham fan too?

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  • ulav8r
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    That's quite a list of books on that CD. Any possibility of duplicates being available? Who put out the original CD?

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  • moldmonkey
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    Thank you, Sir John!!!! I have it saved and look forward to getting a chance to read it.

    JOn Bohlander

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  • Evan
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    The trick doesn't work in IE. There is no easy way for the user to force a web page to wrap lines.

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  • Weston Bye
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    Probably the long way around, I cut and pasted to a Word document, then saved it.

    Then I read it.

    All commerce came to a halt. I didn't read it in one sitting, but nearly so. I thoroughly enjoyed it. As the author of a few articles in HSM, I could somewhat identify with the hero, or more accuratly, was envious.

    For years I have been trying to find a way to adopt such a lifestyle, working in my own shop on the things I want to work on. I almost made it once. I worked alone for 11 years, but due to economic necessity, I built things (control panels, fixtures, machine wiring) for others, as the lowest bidder, under time pressure. Little time left for writing. I'll keep looking for a solution, but in the meantime, I'll keep my day job.

    Thank you, Sir John, for a good read.

    Wes

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  • lynnl
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    As it turned out, I initially saved it to disk as a .txt file.
    Then when I opened that it automatically opened it w/Notepad, and the lines were indeed wrapped around.

    But I went ahead with what Evan said and opened it with Wordpad (which initially was not 'wrapped') and applied those settings to wrap it, and then resaved it.

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