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Everythingism part II

I finally was able to articulate my goal for my media. I want it to be independent of "The Cloud". I don't mind making use of "the cloud", but I don't want to be bereft of ebooks and digital music if/when it fails. I love my Kindle Paperwhite, but also have my Aluratek Libre/Air which takes a micro SD card. I miss my iPod Classic horribly, as I've said before, and Fiio makes a high-res player that has the lost and lamented scroll wheel that the Classic had, plus it takes memory cards. Okay. I feel much better for realizing this.

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garpu
May. 25th, 2015 11:37 pm (UTC)
Hrm, know exactly what you mean. I don't want to use Amazon's "service" to host ebooks, when I can add them to devices myself. (That's why God made USB, among other things.) I also back up and convert my books to epub, just in case Amazon gets in a snit over God knows what. (That is, i don't trust them at all.)

I wish more ebook sellers didn't use Adobe Digital Editions. Adobe's evil, and DE doesn't run well on Linux with WINE. Plus, they're evil, and I don't want Adobe software on my computer.
kallisti
May. 26th, 2015 02:58 am (UTC)
I've been a computer geek for too many years to trust having a single copy of anything important, anywhere. The whole idea of having everything on "The Cloud" I think just harkens back to the old mainframe days where someone was the gatekeeper of your data, and can cut you off for any stupid reason...or hardware/software crash.

I read most of my ebooks these days on a cheap Acer tablet, as paper-white displays make my eyes go buggy. But that's just me.

I do have an iPod Classic with the 120 Gig storage. I treasure that....it's not big enough to hold my digital music collection, but it certainly can contain my favourites.
kishiriadgr
May. 26th, 2015 07:18 pm (UTC)
You have some distinct optical issues, so whatever works. I think you mean "e-ink" displays; "Paperwhite" is just the type of Kindle I have.

I LOVED my iPod Classics, but two of them were stolen and then they stopped making them altogether. I am heartbroken, but have decided to do what I said above; use players that take memory cards so I can have most of my music library on a few of them.
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