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The Nook

Postby JaLeCa » Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:57 pm

Has anyone either in law school or heard of anyone in law school using e-readers for most of their books?

If so, how is the availability of texts and the ease? I am considering purchasing a Nook.

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Re: The Nook

Postby ResolutePear » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:01 pm

If you do get an e-reader, you'll be best served by a Kindle.

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Re: The Nook

Postby D-ROCCA » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:04 pm

ResolutePear wrote:If you do get an e-reader, you'll be best served by a Kindle.


TITCR. The bottom-touch screen thing on the Nook sucks, and so does the browser. Kindle ftw.

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Re: The Nook

Postby thechee » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:10 pm

D-ROCCA wrote:
ResolutePear wrote:If you do get an e-reader, you'll be best served by a Kindle DX.


TITCR. The bottom-touch screen thing on the Nook sucks, and so does the browser. Kindle DX ftw.


fixed.

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Re: The Nook

Postby JaLeCa » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:11 pm

How is the book availability?

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Re: The Nook

Postby thegor1987 » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:11 pm

iPad.

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Re: The Nook

Postby ResolutePear » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:13 pm

thegor1987 wrote:iPad.


Your eyes will melt after reading it for 5 hours straight.

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Re: The Nook

Postby eandy » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:14 pm

You don't want to use an e-reader for your books in law school. You are going to want to be able to mark them up(a lot more than an ereader will allow) and look through them quickly in class. I don't think any of my books were available in an ebook version.

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Re: The Nook

Postby JaLeCa » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:16 pm

eandy wrote:You don't want to use an e-reader for your books in law school. You are going to want to be able to mark them up(a lot more than an ereader will allow) and look through them quickly in class. I don't think any of my books were available in an ebook version.


Guess markings on the screen aren't too efficient.

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Re: The Nook

Postby Kobe_Teeth » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:18 pm

Using an e-reader in class would suck. I can see an iPad being useful for taking notes in class and that's about it.

Marking on e-readers and ipads from what i've seen isnt as easy as it is doing it the old-fashioned way - in the book.

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Re: The Nook

Postby JaLeCa » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:23 pm

Kobe_Teeth wrote:Using an e-reader in class would suck. I can see an iPad being useful for taking notes in class and that's about it.

Marking on e-readers and ipads from what i've seen isnt as easy as it is doing it the old-fashioned way - in the book.


I meant literally taking a permanent marker to the thing. I guess traditional ol' books would make sense...

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Re: The Nook

Postby Aqualibrium » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:24 pm

ereaders are no good for large books that you need to search, access quickly, or mark-up. That said, I haven't seen any of my law books available for purchase in eformat.

What I do is this:

I take all my books to Kinko's, have them cut the binding, and then use a duplexing scanner to email them to myself as a pdf document. I have a tablet pc, so that allows me to easily mark up and search each document. The best part is, you can buy a cheap highlighted copy of the books because the scanner doesn't pick up the highlighting.

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Re: The Nook

Postby JaLeCa » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:26 pm

Aqualibrium wrote:ereaders are no good for large books that you need to search, access quickly, or mark-up. That said, I haven't seen any of my law books available for purchase in eformat.

What I do is this:

I take all my books to Kinko's, have them cut the binding, and then use a duplexing scanner to email them to myself as a pdf document. I have a tablet pc, so that allows me to easily mark up and search each document. The best part is, you can buy a cheap highlighted copy of the books because the scanner doesn't pick up the highlighting.



That is dedication. You seriously do that?

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Re: The Nook

Postby Aqualibrium » Sun Jan 02, 2011 11:34 pm

JaLeCa wrote:
Aqualibrium wrote:ereaders are no good for large books that you need to search, access quickly, or mark-up. That said, I haven't seen any of my law books available for purchase in eformat.

What I do is this:

I take all my books to Kinko's, have them cut the binding, and then use a duplexing scanner to email them to myself as a pdf document. I have a tablet pc, so that allows me to easily mark up and search each document. The best part is, you can buy a cheap highlighted copy of the books because the scanner doesn't pick up the highlighting.



That is dedication. You seriously do that?


Every semester. Takes about 15 mins to scan 400 hundred or so pages. The auto document feeder on the industrial copiers that most schools have makes it pretty easy to do. Just put the stack of papers in and walk away.

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Re: The Nook

Postby jd20132013 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 12:53 am

Aqualibrium wrote:ereaders are no good for large books that you need to search, access quickly, or mark-up. That said, I haven't seen any of my law books available for purchase in eformat.

What I do is this:

I take all my books to Kinko's, have them cut the binding, and then use a duplexing scanner to email them to myself as a pdf document. I have a tablet pc, so that allows me to easily mark up and search each document. The best part is, you can buy a cheap highlighted copy of the books because the scanner doesn't pick up the highlighting.



This is a great fucking idea. wow

I'm so glad I stumbled upon a site full of gunners haha

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Re: The Nook

Postby Aqualibrium » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:01 am

jd20132013 wrote:
Aqualibrium wrote:ereaders are no good for large books that you need to search, access quickly, or mark-up. That said, I haven't seen any of my law books available for purchase in eformat.

What I do is this:

I take all my books to Kinko's, have them cut the binding, and then use a duplexing scanner to email them to myself as a pdf document. I have a tablet pc, so that allows me to easily mark up and search each document. The best part is, you can buy a cheap highlighted copy of the books because the scanner doesn't pick up the highlighting.



This is a great fucking idea. wow

I'm so glad I stumbled upon a site full of gunners haha



Lol I'm no gunner, just a geek.

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Re: The Nook

Postby ResolutePear » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:05 am

Aqualibrium wrote:
jd20132013 wrote:
Aqualibrium wrote:ereaders are no good for large books that you need to search, access quickly, or mark-up. That said, I haven't seen any of my law books available for purchase in eformat.

What I do is this:

I take all my books to Kinko's, have them cut the binding, and then use a duplexing scanner to email them to myself as a pdf document. I have a tablet pc, so that allows me to easily mark up and search each document. The best part is, you can buy a cheap highlighted copy of the books because the scanner doesn't pick up the highlighting.



This is a great fucking idea. wow

I'm so glad I stumbled upon a site full of gunners haha



Lol I'm no gunner, just a geek.


Pft. Real geeks code themselves an algorithm to scan the pages in a Fibonacci sequence.. you know, because that's all you need to read, yo.

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Re: The Nook

Postby thegor1987 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:06 am

ResolutePear wrote:
thegor1987 wrote:iPad.


Your eyes will melt after reading it for 5 hours straight.


anti-iPad trolling

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Re: The Nook

Postby ResolutePear » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:19 am

thegor1987 wrote:
ResolutePear wrote:
thegor1987 wrote:iPad.


Your eyes will melt after reading it for 5 hours straight.


anti-iPad trolling


anti-anti-iPad trolling

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Re: The Nook

Postby Aqualibrium » Mon Jan 03, 2011 2:29 am

ResolutePear wrote:
thegor1987 wrote:
ResolutePear wrote:
thegor1987 wrote:iPad.


Your eyes will melt after reading it for 5 hours straight.


anti-iPad trolling


anti-anti-iPad trolling


Currently trolling on my iPad...

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Re: The Nook

Postby RUQRU » Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:47 am

JaLeCa wrote:
Aqualibrium wrote:ereaders are no good for large books that you need to search, access quickly, or mark-up. That said, I haven't seen any of my law books available for purchase in eformat.

What I do is this:

I take all my books to Kinko's, have them cut the binding, and then use a duplexing scanner to email them to myself as a pdf document. I have a tablet pc, so that allows me to easily mark up and search each document. The best part is, you can buy a cheap highlighted copy of the books because the scanner doesn't pick up the highlighting.



That is dedication. You seriously do that?


I also took my books to FedEx Office (formerly Kinko's) and have the bindings cut. Then I create little booklets out of the chapters and only carry what I need.

I have a Xerox high-speed duplex scanner, but never bother to make PDFs, although it only takes a few minutes, so I might do that this semester.

This solution is much better than a Kindle. You have the physical book to mark up, plus a searchable PDF file.

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Re: The Nook

Postby thegor1987 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:34 am

[/quote]

anti-iPad trolling[/quote]

anti-anti-iPad trolling[/quote]

Currently trolling on my iPad...[/quote]

When is Ken going to make a Top-Law-Schools app for my iPad?

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Re: The Nook

Postby random5483 » Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:19 pm

Ipad's are nice and so are more traditional e-readers. However, I would not want to read a casebook on any e-reader. Simply put, e-readers are wonderful for reading novels, but we really use our casebooks. I could not imagine book briefing my cases on an e-reader. Perhaps this will change for future generations as e-readers improve. For now though, I would recommend you stick to the regular case books.

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Re: The Nook

Postby ResolutePear » Mon Jan 03, 2011 7:17 pm

random5483 wrote:Ipad's are nice and so are more traditional e-readers. However, I would not want to read a casebook on any e-reader. Simply put, e-readers are wonderful for reading novels, but we really use our casebooks. I could not imagine book briefing my cases on an e-reader. Perhaps this will change for future generations as e-readers improve. For now though, I would recommend you stick to the regular case books.


I think it would be nifty if they would include a free ebook with every casebook purchase.

I'd totally be behind the iPad, had it come with OSX and not iOS since that would have made this a possibility thanks to Adobe Acrobat's strong proofing tools.

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Re: The Nook

Postby eandy » Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:57 pm

ResolutePear wrote:I think it would be nifty if they would include a free ebook with every casebook purchase.

My civpro book came that way. I used it a lot at the beginning of the year when I was still struggling with legal terms(I could look them up just by clicking on the word instead of flipping through Black's). I don't use it anymore, though, because I can't mark it up enough and we arent allowed to have electronic devices in that class. That is another problem OP could run into; some of his profs may not allow ereaders...then what?




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