Problem: Given an item in the Internet Archive, e.g. The works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, you may be tempted to download the PDF for its exactness. Admirable! However, my e-reader is horribly slow for opening it and turning pages. I find slow page turning aggravating; it makes me lose my train of thought and strains my reading comprehension.
This extra work is well worth it for me.
An E-book reader.
Because this is my first e-reader, I can't judge it against it's peers. It works well.
It is spectacular hardware-wise. Its software works, but it is sometimes obviously or even critically lacking. It lacking a file browser and respecting directories is bad enough that I can't really use it for its intended purpose, and almost regret buying it.
Websites > Media Websites >
Electronic books and libraries.
Reading + Chinese >
See also Chinese flash cards.
This is a list of physical books, as opposed to e-books or the like.
TODO - I have a large number of notes associated with this article
2017-10-31 - This was a rambling-but-interesting piece I wrote some years ago. Enough time passed that I forgot I had written it, but its core concepts remain familiar.
Contemporization is the process of pouring over a dated work and attempting to translate the work and separate it from it's original language and culture without distorting the intended meaning.
I think this is fundamental to well-being.
(Well-being) Writing + Faith > The Way >
In a sense, this is The Way, of/with writing.
This, while it may seem to overlap on a number of other pages, is devoted to the concept of good advice. Be it satirical or serious, the writing in this section is intended to stir the spirit.
Write as if you are dying. -- Annie Dillard
Archivism, English > Writing >
A philosophy of mine which describes how an old work needs to be made universally contemporary by cleaning up the language in order to make it accessible to a larger audience.
- Beliefs > Hermeneutics may be described as the development and study of theories of the interpretation and understanding of texts. In contemporary usage in religious studies, hermeneutics refers to the study of the interpretation of religious texts.
On text localization