Another advantage is that books serve more senses: at least touch and smell. I suspect that that helps me remember the things I have read.
The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny - it is the light that guides your way. - Heraclitus
Originally posted by Bear Bibeault: You can throw books into the saddlebags of your motorcycle.
You can throw a book at the person that should have been reading it in the first place. (Expensive with a laptop (tends to have sharp corners) - then again, never throw a Head First book at anyone - way too heavy, way too much inertia resulting in harmful momentum).
You can throw a book across the hallway when you are frustrated with it. (Again, expensive with a laptop - performed the book-toss only once (not something I do) but it had it coming - still couldn't warm up to Object Role Modeling).
But I really like real books that automatically come with e-books. That way my not-so-portable traveling library doesn't get any heavier.
Then again, there's just something to be said for having a resource lying around when the network decides to up and die on you in the middle of a project when you have no other idea how to accomplish a task...
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SCJP/SCSNI/SCBCD/SCWCD/SCDJWS/SCMAD/SCEA/MCTS/MCPD... and so many more letters than you can shake a stick at!
ooh, an interesting topic that I have missed here. Books are not so cheap here in Singapore. But I would like to have books too. Have been working for one whole day staring on the screen, can't afford to read any ebooks on screen at home.
This is another story if I were still a poor and stingy college student who prefers to spend his money on gadgets and entertainment
Now, I would love to see books that will benefits in my learning as well as work and projects lying around me. They'll make me feel good being surrounded and I only have a couple of books so far.
Why I'm learning slow in Java? Because I'm still learning from Java tutorial and I can't seems to be able to focus long enough on screen. I doze off whenever I read for more than 30 minutes. But I can't afford to sleep at work
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