library.logos.com on the nook

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Greg B | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Aug 14 2010 9:38 AM

I just tried accessing library.logos using the beta browser in my B&N Nook.  Considering that it hasn't been optimized for the Nook in any way, I think it is terrific.

<<insert emoticon for a standing ovation here>>

I am reading Bock's Jesus in Context.  The footnotes work very nicely.

The beta version of the website won't load properly.  But you know how it is when you put two betas together.

I had been thinking about taking some titles and copying and pasting to Open Office and converting to ePub, so that I could read them on my nook.  The work involved kept me from trying.

The Nook is a great reader but a lousy computer.  I won't be doing any serious research project on it.  But it is great to be able to read a lot of my Logos books in bed without having to print them out.  I think I just heard a bunch of trees applauding.

 

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 14 2010 9:41 AM

Camera shot?  I'd love to see it.  I'm thinking of a kindle/nook experience - I need something bigger than my Blackberry for reading.  About the size of a paperback would be about right.

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Jacob Hantla | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 14 2010 1:59 PM

I can vouch that while the Kindle isn't elegant with some display issues, it is effective and displays well (unlimited free internet use too). So for me it's a good option for large chunks of reading. But I still honestly end up using either my netbook or my phone (either library.logos.com or LogMeIn Ignition to clone screen from my pc onto my phone) for most of my reading. I would not at this time recommend going Kindle if library.logos.com use was your primary reason for doing it.

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Greg B | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 14 2010 6:42 PM

 

Here are some.  With the flash I get glare, without it they are a little dark.

I wouldn't get the Nook or Kindle mainly for Logos.  My wife got me the Nook last November.  It did not have a browser at first and the one that it has is in beta.  The reader doesn't really support jumping from one resource to another.  But you can go to a resource and read it very well.  The footnotes pop up as a box over the text and you touch on the box to close it.  I am very happy with the way it handles displaying footnotes.  The dark horizontal line is part of the box that indicates the part of the page that is shown in the LCD at the bottom.  B&N needs to make this line at least half as thick as it is a little annoying.

You can't browse the web using the AT&T connection with the Nook you have to use the wi-fi.  If I was buying a Nook today, I would get the $149 one that doesn't have the 3G but does have the wi-fi.  Still, all in all, I am really jazzed about being able to read my Logos library (at least 75% of it) on my Nook.

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Aug 15 2010 4:56 AM

 

GregoryBednarchik :
Here are some. With the flash I get glare, without it they are a little dark.

Thanks Gregory, the pics are adequate for me to imagine.  And I appreciate the feedback.  I think I'm going to pass on both kindle and nook and keep investigating some of the bigger cellphones/slates out there.

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