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on ebook adoption

2010-05-19 15:55:43.549722+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Related to the iPhone whining below... I ran across a book called Taking the Medicine[Wiki], by Druin Burch[Wiki], on the use of evidenced based medicine, and how little of what's currently practiced as medicine is little more than folklore. Or at least that's my summary extracted from the reviews I've read. And it's a book I'll probably want to pass around.

Problem is it's only published in the UK. I figured I could order it from Amazon UK, but I try to buy locally, so I'll try Copperfield's first, and then when they say they can't get it... but there's a Kindle version. I could buy it for the Kindle app on the iPhone and iPad, but then, as Charlene points out, she wouldn't pick it up and browse it. And the iPad screen really isn't any great shakes, I'd rather read it on my matte laptop, or, if I'm going to carry it around with me, on something lighter that I can read outside (like an actual Kindle or one of the Sony eBook readers). But that'd sink a couple of hundred bucks of probably obsolete fairly quickly capital investment over the <$10 I'd save by buying the electronic version.

So I guess I'm going to try Copperfield's, and when that doesn't work buy the dead trees version from Amazon UK, and I'm still lacking a use for the iPad...

Related: Techland: Goodbye, iPad.

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#Comment Re: made: 2010-05-19 18:55:15.757015+00 by: Dan Lyke

Even in Canadian dollars, $54.95 for the hardcover version is more dear than I'm ready for. Amazon will do the paperback import for $12.21 plus shipping.

#Comment Re: made: 2010-05-19 18:16:15.106088+00 by: ebradway

RandomHouse Canada sells it.