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murray18
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Kindle Fire?

Postby murray18 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:18 am

Hey folks,

I've been considering buying a kindle fire and scanning all of my casebooks (etc.) into pdf format so I could leave all of my books and such at home. Does anybody have any experience doing this? Recommendations on a different tablet? Better use for $200? Obviously, it would primarily be for portability, but I don't have any experience with tablets so I don't know how the resolution would be, and if it would be practical for doing in depth reading. Thanks.

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DocHawkeye
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Re: Kindle Fire?

Postby DocHawkeye » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:23 am

I personally take lots of notes in the casebooks right next to the relevent text, so a tablet wouldn't work well for me. Also, when are you going to find time to scan the roughly 5000 pages of assigned reading for your first year?

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Re: Kindle Fire?

Postby kalvano » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:22 pm

Also, if you can take your book into a class but they prohibit electronic items, good luck with all the missed notes you could have jotted down in the book.

murray18
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Re: Kindle Fire?

Postby murray18 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:31 pm

Well I was thinking of using a rapid feed scanner. I'd have to cut the bindings though.... But thats interesting that you would take notes in the books. I hadn't thought of that.

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Re: Kindle Fire?

Postby Bulls » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:38 pm

You probably don't want to cut the bindings out of 800 dollars worth of books. Highlighting and book-briefing are your friend and so is selling back your books when possible

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Re: Kindle Fire?

Postby TLS_noobie » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:04 pm

murray18 wrote:Well I was thinking of using a rapid feed scanner. I'd have to cut the bindings though.... But thats interesting that you would take notes in the books. I hadn't thought of that.


That's so last century... :roll: hahaha ;)

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Re: Kindle Fire?

Postby cinephile » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:23 pm

Bulls wrote:You probably don't want to cut the bindings out of 800 dollars worth of books. Highlighting and book-briefing are your friend and so is selling back your books when possible


But if you can get the book divided up and rebound into sections, that makes it a lot easier on you than carrying 60 lbs of books to school a day.

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Re: Kindle Fire?

Postby presh » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:32 pm

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Re: Kindle Fire?

Postby katjust » Mon Apr 16, 2012 9:36 pm

I have a Fire, and I like it. However, for the above-mentioned reasons (mostly the difficulty in flipping back and forth), I decided not to scan pages into the Fire.

I did use the Fire for one class because the book was available in Kindle format. One good thing about that is that you can search for specific words very quickly.

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Re: Kindle Fire?

Postby TTTLS » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:06 am

presh wrote:I wouldn't recommend using electronic versions of books for class. There can be a fair amount of flipping back and forth between cases, and that is still not really easy to do in an e-book if you unless you remember the exact page number of every case.
So credited. Flipping through a PDF on your computer or your iPad can be a huge pain in the ass.

Scanned versions of your books however are excellent for when you're outlining.




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