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Old 01-12-2011, 06:18 PM   #21
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Glad to hear it, D4E! More TMI: I've browsed the web sitting on the throne.
Sadly, I'm guilty of the same thing and if you ever go kindle with the articles i'd be in huge trouble.
You know, if you would take the ten or fifteen most commented articles and put them in pdf form and to download once a month like a poorman's magazine I bet people would download them.

I could read your download while I.............. ba ha!!!!!
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:28 PM   #22
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Sadly, I'm guilty of the same thing and if you ever go kindle with the articles i'd be in huge trouble.
You know, if you would take the ten or fifteen most commented articles and put them in pdf form and to download once a month like a poorman's magazine I bet people would download them.

I could read your download while I.............. ba ha!!!!!
You sure you're not an uploader...

Not a bad idea. But Kindle can't do pics, can it?

And when your write "most commented" articles, is that your way of describing the articles with the most traffic?

We'll one day develop some kind of reader program for iPads, etc, but what we're doing now is working pretty good without the need for extra investment.
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:52 PM   #23
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Not a bad idea. But Kindle can't do pics, can it?

And when your write "most commented" articles, is that your way of describing the articles with the most traffic?

We'll one day develop some kind of reader program for iPads, etc, but what we're doing now is working pretty good without the need for extra investment.
Greyscale, IIRC. They're working on a Colour version of "e-Ink", I heard.
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Glad to hear it, D4E! More TMI: I've browsed the web sitting on the throne.
Well, we can't digitally wipe our arse either, we have to virtually do it. I don't suscribe to anything, havent in years, used to get Motorcyclist and Blvd., I loved Blvd, but never really made the time to read them so they had to go. One more thing, I need some TP over here.
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Kev- I imagine you can see the traffic on the article in clicks but the comments are what make this all fun. Sometimes the most commented on article may not be the one that was read the most. Am I wrong about that? IDK!!
I do know that I can read pdfs on my not-so smart phone. And converting files from any format to pdf isn't exactly rocketvscience. I use a tool that's a free converter from cutepdf.com. I create word docs and convert them to pdf for customers all the time.
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Old 01-13-2011, 09:47 AM   #26
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Major advantage to print mags - portability and resultant ease of use while sitting on the throne. Using a laptop there on the wireless network is possible I suppose but that would be just too weird for me.
If they'd had wireless internet and laptops when I was a teen, I woulda died in the bathroom from starvation...
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^^^^^ Bwahahaha! ^^^^^
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ipad works great in the can, one of the things its actually good at.
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Old 01-13-2011, 02:49 PM   #29
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ipad works great in the can, one of the things its actually good at.
I was thinking the iPad was probably a pretty good platform for... ahem... "contemplating the meaning of life".
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Kev- I imagine you can see the traffic on the article in clicks but the comments are what make this all fun. Sometimes the most commented on article may not be the one that was read the most. Am I wrong about that? IDK!!
I do know that I can read pdfs on my not-so smart phone. And converting files from any format to pdf isn't exactly rocketvscience. I use a tool that's a free converter from cutepdf.com. I create word docs and convert them to pdf for customers all the time.
Yeah, PDFs are pretty easy. About the comments to an article, it's often the comments themselves that draw out more comments, so that's not an accurate barometer.
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