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    Re: What's on your bookshelf?
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2006 Sep 14, 12:49 -0500

    On 13 Sep 2006, at 6:14 PM, Royer, Doug wrote:

    > the public library (at least in the US) is a treasure trove.

    Actually I am moving towards having my library as text files, HTML 
    files, and PDF files on my hard drive.  I have at least 1000 books on 
    my computer, where I can search through them all in moments.  That is 
    what has made the pruning of my books do-able.

    There will always be books that I want in hardback to take outside to 
    read, but there are a class of books that are not classics that you 
    simply use for reference on occasion and they are perfect candidates 
    for computer-based books.

    Someday we may get color LCD displays on laptops that one can 
    actually read in outdoor light, but until then, we're stuck with 
    indoor only reading on computers.


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