[Coco] Rainbow Magazine + iPad = A Dream!
rob.coco at zaphod.tzo.com
Mon Apr 5 16:06:42 EDT 2010
I used to work on a lot of equipment where the information is presented in PDF. It sure beats buying a truck just to carry around all of those books.
The screen on my netbook is just a tad too small to see much at a time. Okay, it's way too small to see the drawings of assemblies. I really came to rely upon my laptop, or access to a client's computer. Something like the iPad would have been fantastic just to be able to see a whole page at one time. However, nothing can compare with an actual book or magazine. I carried around printouts of the pages I needed to see the most -- if they got lost or ruined, I could always make another copy.
I suspect the iPad will be most useful with magazines. I've found I can get a digital subscription and not have back issues littering the room. Far easier to read with an iPad than all of the scrolling needed on the computer.
On Apr 5, 2010, at 2:27 PM, Aaron Wolfe wrote:
> When color e-Ink hits the ebook readers at an affordable price, I will
> consider a portable reading device. Until then, my netbook does
> everything an ipad does (including viewing PDFs) and a heck of a lot
> more, for around half the price.
> On Mon, Apr 5, 2010 at 10:02 AM, Ron VanScherpe <rvanscherpe at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Okay, so remember about a year ago when there was a group of people working
>> on creating high quality PDF scans of The Rainbow? My dream was to be able
>> to have something like the Kindle to display them on. Well I picked up an
>> iPad over the weekend and transferred a few of them over to it and VOILA! A
>> dream come true! The issues look amazing! I highly recommend an iPad! Of
>> course it can do many more things than just display Rainbow magazine issues,
>> bu this was a definite plus for me!
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