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    I prefer e books bec papers are mostly made of wood

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hayles66
    But then, if you are talking electricity, paper books are reliant on that as well, and the way our world is going, fossil fuels will be gone and no-one has come up with a cheap way of producing electricity. I digress, sorry.
    Paper books aren't reliant on electricity, the modern world is. Book printing goes back way before the reliance on electrical power to print them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazzaho

    Paper books aren't reliant on electricity, the modern world is. Book printing goes back way before the reliance on electrical power to print them.
    But that is like saying cars aren't reliant on petrol because they used to be steam powered!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel1

    But that is like saying cars aren't reliant on petrol because they used to be steam powered!

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    Good one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel1

    But that is like saying cars aren't reliant on petrol because they used to be steam powered!

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    Here's one for you, a hypothetical scenario so to speak, it may be "OUT THERE" but no less relevant.

    NASA have stated that in the next few years, between now and 2013 there will be a larger than usual Coronal Mass Ejection from the sun. Scientists worldwide are unsure what the effects of this may be, some suggest the effects could knock out electronic devices wholesale, anything containing wires will be affected. All machines reliant on electricity will become unusable, power stations will cease to function, not for weeks, months or even years, some say a decade or more as the infrastructure isn't in place globally to supply the parts needed for repair. We will in effect be knocked back into the dark ages.

    This may seem like scare mongering or science fiction, but a few years ago Canada's power grid was knocked out for a week or so due to a CME along with various satellites. CME's can vary in strength but as I've stated a larger than usual one is reported to hit the earth soon.

    I'm no expert at all, I just read a little on the net on the subject, but I think it worth considering, we may not be as sure of our techie devices as we may think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazzaho

    Here's one for you, a hypothetical scenario so to speak, it may be "OUT THERE" but no less relevant.

    NASA have stated that in the next few years, between now and 2013 there will be a larger than usual Coronal Mass Ejection from the sun. Scientists worldwide are unsure what the effects of this may be, some suggest the effects could knock out electronic devices wholesale, anything containing wires will be affected. All machines reliant on electricity will become unusable, power stations will cease to function, not for weeks, months or even years, some say a decade or more as the infrastructure isn't in place globally to supply the parts needed for repair. We will in effect be knocked back into the dark ages.

    This may seem like scare mongering or science fiction, but a few years ago Canada's power grid was knocked out for a week or so due to a CME along with various satellites. CME's can vary in strength but as I've stated a larger than usual one is reported to hit the earth soon.

    I'm no expert at all, I just read a little on the net on the subject, but I think it worth considering, we may not be as sure of our techie devices as we may think.
    This is true, but hey, let's enjoy ourselves first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazzaho

    Here's one for you, a hypothetical scenario so to speak, it may be "OUT THERE" but no less relevant.

    NASA have stated that in the next few years, between now and 2013 there will be a larger than usual Coronal Mass Ejection from the sun. Scientists worldwide are unsure what the effects of this may be, some suggest the effects could knock out electronic devices wholesale, anything containing wires will be affected. All machines reliant on electricity will become unusable, power stations will cease to function, not for weeks, months or even years, some say a decade or more as the infrastructure isn't in place globally to supply the parts needed for repair. We will in effect be knocked back into the dark ages.

    This may seem like scare mongering or science fiction, but a few years ago Canada's power grid was knocked out for a week or so due to a CME along with various satellites. CME's can vary in strength but as I've stated a larger than usual one is reported to hit the earth soon.

    I'm no expert at all, I just read a little on the net on the subject, but I think it worth considering, we may not be as sure of our techie devices as we may think.
    And the correlation between this and book sales is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel1

    And the correlation between this and book sales is?

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    The correlation is to long term storage of ebooks and their sales over their paper counterparts, and that electricity isn't essential to producing paper and ink. If electronic devices don't work how useful are ebooks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazzaho

    The correlation is to long term storage of ebooks and their sales over their paper counterparts, and that electricity isn't essential to producing paper and ink. If electronic devices don't work how useful are ebooks?
    I don't know. A Kindle still gives you up to 700h of reading time, unless you are saying the sun flares ruin all batteries, then yes, no ebooks

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    Quote Originally Posted by DontUnderstandMyIpad

    I don't know. A Kindle still gives you up to 700h of reading time, unless you are saying the sun flares ruin all batteries, then yes, no ebooks
    Do some reading on the subject, there was a CME occurrence reported in, if I can remember, 1959 or so and it caused barb wire fences and telegraph wires to heat up so much they caused fires on farms and offices in both the USA and the UK among other places, back then we were less reliant on computers and the like so it didn't have as great an impact as it would today, it really depends how big the CME is. I believe batteries would also be affected.


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