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Mark Hoffmann

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Technology - I thought this was clever ...
« on: May 06, 2020, 07:55:40 PM »
I have Robert Harris's latest, The Second Sleep as both an audiobook and as an ebook on Kindle. I bought the kindle version because I wanted to study the sentence structure in detail. Whereas the audiobook is just to relax and enjoy.

I'd listened to a couple of hours of the audiobook on my phone, then had a read of the kindle book on my iPad. When I went back to the audiobook later I got a message telling me I was at a different stage on the iPad and asking if I want to move to that position in the audiobook.  :o

I thought it clever that it could compare the totally different formats to do this.
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Re: Technology - I thought this was clever ...
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2020, 08:38:23 PM »
It's all a bit Big Brother-y, though, isn't it?  Next it'll be telling you whether you're enjoying it.  And after that it'll be warning you that it has ways of making you enjoy it...

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Re: Technology - I thought this was clever ...
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2020, 09:43:04 PM »
I bet you said the same thing when people started using electric typewriters  :)

I can see you now, gripping your bottle of Tipex in one hand while you fend off the Wordpocesser salesman with a shillelagh in the other.
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Re: Technology - I thought this was clever ...
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2020, 09:33:37 AM »
You were there?  I didn't see you...

No, that's me absolutely.  Electric typewriter be damned: I used to write in a notebook, with a fountain pen.  People kept telling me a computer was the answer - I didn't believe it.  Until about ten seconds after I got my first one.