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« Reply #50 on: February 16, 2007, 11:27:56 PM »

Some people just don't do well with reading, but still want to "read" books... dyslexic people come to mind, as well as the blind (yes, I know about braille).  I think it's a useful tool.  I've done a few audio tapes and prefer actual reading to books on tape... but I don't really have many situations where I want to read and can't.

But do you know why there's braille on the drive-through ATM?
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« Reply #51 on: February 16, 2007, 11:32:05 PM »

Some people just don't do well with reading, but still want to "read" books... dyslexic people come to mind, as well as the blind (yes, I know about braille).  I think it's a useful tool.  I've done a few audio tapes and prefer actual reading to books on tape... but I don't really have many situations where I want to read and can't.

But do you know why there's braille on the drive-through ATM?


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« Reply #52 on: February 16, 2007, 11:35:09 PM »

That makes perfect sense!
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« Reply #53 on: February 16, 2007, 11:36:36 PM »

Some people like to read.

Some people like to listen.

Some people like hand jobs.
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« Reply #54 on: February 16, 2007, 11:39:06 PM »

Some people like to read about handjobs

Some people like to listen to handjobs.

Some people like to watch hand jobs.

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« Reply #55 on: February 16, 2007, 11:44:44 PM »

Some people like to read about handjobs

Some people like to listen to handjobs.

Some people like to watch hand jobs.



EXACTLY!
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« Reply #56 on: February 17, 2007, 02:59:43 PM »

SOrry to threadjack, but Jessie give audiobooks a try!  They have changed the way I view my commute


For the longest time I thought audiobooks were just for stupid people.  I didn't consider that there was a fair bit of performance that goes into them.  They're well worth it.

 It would be like me saying I'd read Moby Dick because I'd seen the film.  It's just disingenuous.


No, it's not like that.  Film is an adaptation of a book.  Unless the film of moby dick is just a shot of the book, with someone turning the pages now and then, it's a different experience.  An (unabridged) audio book is someone reading the book, from beginning to end, exactly as the author wrote it.  The listener still has to interpret the information in the same way as if he/she were reading it.  It's not exactly like reading a book, but it's WAY better than getting in a car accident because you were trying to read.


You miss my point.  It would be like me "running" the Boston Marathon by taking a cab to the finish line even if I followed the same rout.  It's disingenuous because you didn't put in the hard work to achieve actual reading of the book.  It's cheating to call it reading.  Be honest, say I found someone to read it TO me.  That would be truthful and not grate my nerves.
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« Reply #57 on: February 18, 2007, 12:03:42 AM »

It's okay, VJ.  I'll read to you and help you with your book report.  And we don't have to tell anyone about it.  You can get all the credit.
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« Reply #58 on: February 18, 2007, 02:28:20 AM »

It's okay, VJ.  I'll read to you and help you with your book report.  And we don't have to tell anyone about it.  You can get all the credit.


Deal.  The book I choose is The Story of O.   
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« Reply #59 on: February 18, 2007, 10:17:05 AM »

It's okay, VJ.  I'll read to you and help you with your book report.  And we don't have to tell anyone about it.  You can get all the credit.


Deal.  The book I choose is The Story of O.   

The Story of B is much better.
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« Reply #60 on: February 18, 2007, 02:53:37 PM »

It's okay, VJ.  I'll read to you and help you with your book report.  And we don't have to tell anyone about it.  You can get all the credit.


Deal.  The book I choose is The Story of O.   

The Story of B is much better.


Apparently you haven't read The Story of O
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« Reply #61 on: February 18, 2007, 08:07:56 PM »

It's okay, VJ.  I'll read to you and help you with your book report.  And we don't have to tell anyone about it.  You can get all the credit.


Deal.  The book I choose is The Story of O.   

The Story of B is much better.


Apparently you haven't read The Story of O

I've not read The Story of O - but I've heard about it, you naughty boy.
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« Reply #62 on: February 18, 2007, 08:38:51 PM »

It's okay, VJ.  I'll read to you and help you with your book report.  And we don't have to tell anyone about it.  You can get all the credit.


Deal.  The book I choose is The Story of O.   

The Story of B is much better.


Apparently you haven't read The Story of O

I've not read The Story of O - but I've heard about it, you naughty boy.

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