Sponsor Message:
Non Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Do You Like PDF Magazines/articles?  
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19097 posts, RR: 53
Posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1730 times:

In the age of the Internet and seemingly ever-increasing convenience, do you like PDF magazines/articles, i.e. those that you can read whenever you want online or print-off and read?


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
5 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5575 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1726 times:

Reading online is great for browsing headlines and reading small articles. I'll browse the Irish Times, Irish Independent, the BBC for world news (Times until it started charging) in the morning before heading to work. Don't know why, but I just don't have the patience to read long articles online. The physical newspaper or magazine is irreplaceable here, although I rarely buy magazines nowadays. I'd buy one maybe for a flight or a particular article I wanted to read, and that's it.

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19097 posts, RR: 53
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1719 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 1):
Don't know why, but I just don't have the patience to read long articles online. The physical newspaper or magazine is irreplaceable here,

Of course, I don't know the actual length when you say 'long articles'. For me, I could easily read an article of, say, 2,000 words online. But, you could always print it out in B&W at your leisure and read it whenever you want. I do that sometimes.

[Edited 2010-09-10 03:42:25]


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5575 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1706 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 2):
Of course, I don't know the actual length when you say 'long articles'. For me, I could easily read an article of, say, 2,000 words online. But, you could always print it out in B&W at your leisure and read it whenever you want. I do that sometimes.

I'm talking about anything in-depth, so I'd probably go up to 2,000 if an article caught my eye, but longer than that it would really have to be compelling to read it online. I think I've printed-out half a dozen articles over the last ten years. Again it would really have to interest me to print it out, and if it did interest me that much I'd probably stick with it online.

The internet is wonderful for browsing, and that probably works against it for longer periods of concentration (for me, anyway). WiIth your finger on the mouse it's just that little bit TOO easy to move on to something else. I can understand why schools are seeing a lack of concentration in kids.


User currently offlineAustrianZRH From Austria, joined Aug 2007, 1340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1693 times:

The news and such, I read online. When I want to read scientific publications, I print them. Much more convenient to flip forward and backward and IMHO, the place you stopped before looking up a reference or a figure is way easier to find again compared to the pdf on your computer screen.


WARNING! The post above should be taken with a grain of salt! Furthermore, it may be slightly biased towards A.
User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4773 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 1672 times:

Find them irritating...they would probably be ok if you had the full acrobat program but just the reader is a PITA


54 types. 38 countries. 24 airlines.
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Do You Like New Alfa Romeo Giulietta? posted Tue Apr 13 2010 11:18:13 by f.pier
Do You Like Iron Maiden? posted Tue Apr 6 2010 14:29:48 by 76794p
Red Foxes - What Do You Like About Them? posted Thu Nov 26 2009 02:17:19 by Flyingfox27
Do You Like Hard Meat? posted Fri Oct 23 2009 13:04:52 by Superfly
Do You Like The Simpsons? posted Tue Aug 18 2009 07:47:15 by AlexEU
How Do You Like This Current Season Of True Blood? posted Mon Aug 17 2009 21:50:58 by Captaink
Do You Like Gin/vodka Martini? posted Tue Jul 28 2009 00:24:34 by United Airline
Peppers (Chiles): How Do You Like Them? posted Sun Jan 4 2009 00:13:35 by QXatFAT
Do You Like "The Big Bang Theory"? posted Sun Dec 14 2008 06:10:41 by F.pier
Do You Like Mexican Food? posted Fri Nov 21 2008 16:40:19 by United Airline