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Ben Higgins
post May 3 2012, 12:53 PM
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I woke up this morning and my left elbow hurts like hell.. still does hurt quite a bit. I thought I must have over done it with guitar but surely not.. then I remembered, I did a lot of reading.

This has happened before when I've been reading a book for longer than an hour, just because of the position of my hands holding the pages open. Has anyone else ever had an aggravated injury just from reading a damn book ? tongue.gif

I guess it's time I upgraded to a Kindle.....


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post May 3 2012, 01:09 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ May 3 2012, 11:53 AM) *
I woke up this morning and my left elbow hurts like hell.. still does hurt quite a bit. I thought I must have over done it with guitar but surely not.. then I remembered, I did a lot of reading.

This has happened before when I've been reading a book for longer than an hour, just because of the position of my hands holding the pages open. Has anyone else ever had an aggravated injury just from reading a damn book ? tongue.gif

I guess it's time I upgraded to a Kindle.....


I haven't, but it is a worthy injury! Not enough people read anymore, and that is a damn shame.

I was against the Kindle at first, but my ex has one. It is... a great piece of technology. The battery lasted forever and navigating pages was simple. She used it for her college textbooks(it was a genius move, no wonder she is on the Dean's Honour's list) and I used it for all my books on instrument maintenance and electrical engineering. It is a very handy device. Although, I don't think that would stop you from injuring yourself, since you still have to hold it and all...


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post May 3 2012, 03:06 PM
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QUOTE (Nihilist1 @ May 3 2012, 01:09 PM) *
. Although, I don't think that would stop you from injuring yourself, since you still have to hold it and all...


Haha, true !

Musician injured by Kindle..

I just wondered about something. We can't read books unless we have a good light source. However, I imagine the Kindle is self illuminated, being basically a computer screen and all.. so that's another advantage wink.gif So even if the weather is crappy, we can still read without busting our eyes. In theory !


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post May 3 2012, 03:13 PM
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QUOTE (Ben Higgins @ May 3 2012, 02:06 PM) *
Haha, true !

Musician injured by Kindle..

I just wondered about something. We can't read books unless we have a good light source. However, I imagine the Kindle is self illuminated, being basically a computer screen and all.. so that's another advantage wink.gif So even if the weather is crappy, we can still read without busting our eyes. In theory !


We should read in a well illuminated area even if our source(such as a computer screen) is bright. I actually have to wear glasses whenever I am watching TV or on my computer because I spent years doing activities such as playing videogames in the dark with only a bright screen.

Source: My optometrist laugh.gif


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post May 3 2012, 03:35 PM
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Socrates said that the books weren't good if you want to leave the cave. Recently I worked for a internet books seller in a big warehouse of books, and since I'm thinking these evil things conditionning mass people. In fact, the books can be very dangerous.
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post May 3 2012, 04:00 PM
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QUOTE (Evilvanhulin @ May 3 2012, 02:35 PM) *
Socrates said that the books weren't good if you want to leave the cave. Recently I worked for a internet books seller in a big warehouse of books, and since I'm thinking these evil things conditionning mass people. In fact, the books can be very dangerous.


You're no fun laugh.gif

When I lived in Alaska, I would donate time to read to kids in libraries. I find that not enough people like education anymore, and it makes me very sad, indeed.





I guess I find books to be very important and central to my being. I am a bibliophile, and aside from music, reading is the only thing I ensure that I do on a daily basis. I grew up poor, so I spent a lot of time as a kid borrowing books from libraries and reading them. They really can have an amazing impact on people. They do everything from shift our viewpoints on reality to spark our imaginations. Imagine how dull life would be without them! Many of the shows and movies that people enjoy wouldn't exist had it not been for books.


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post May 3 2012, 04:07 PM
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Yeah, books are inspiration and inspiration has given many desperate people a reason to go on smile.gif


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QUOTE (Nihilist1 @ May 3 2012, 04:00 PM) *
You're no fun laugh.gif

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I read a lot when I was little and I have a History Master. The books are good, it's certain. But since I play guitar(five years), the time I spent to read, is now the time I play guitar, and I don't read books. In parallel, I spent time to listen the birds sing, to watch the clouds, to look the trees, I don't understand why, it's strange certainly, but I like this way of life. Perhaps in the futur, I will restart to read a mountain of books.
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You won't regret getting a Kindle! I love mine and I'm not going back to paper ever cool.gif


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QUOTE (Fran @ May 5 2012, 11:07 AM) *
You won't regret getting a Kindle! I love mine and I'm not going back to paper ever cool.gif


I can imagine that.. saves on space too smile.gif


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