200 GB of 1800-1930 books

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  1. felineman

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    just have to point out the irony of an electronic library on "how to live without modern technology"

    ...sorry, couldn't help myself ;)


    but definitely an awesome resource
     
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    I have them all downloaded and burned to disc anyone with a 45 watt solar cell system can charge a laptop in 4-5 hrs and read pdf files for another 4-5 hrs so 10 hrs of reading per day. I suggest you write at 1-2x speed so any old laptop can read them takes about 30 dvds. Or you can save them to a usb stick. I did the math one day to see how much paper it was 4.6 miles without covers of paper so I think i'll stick with electronic.
     
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    CajunSunshine Joie de vivre!

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    CajunSunshine Joie de vivre!

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    Yep, that! ^^

    I also have the most important info backed up onto heavy high quality paper. I use laser, not inkjet ink. Inkjet will smear when wet...and ya never know whatall could happen. The really important stuff gets laminated.

    Additionally, I like to actually use the info and teach it to others...



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    It is pretty amazing to see how much data you can put on a flash drive.
     
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    Aye, but this is one of those "Pick-and-choose" things. Use the technology that is beneficial but skip the junk.

    For me the beneficial modern technology is:

    electric fencing
    plastic water lines
    stainless steel
    computers
    sharing information on the internet (e.g., HT)

    Junk is:

    television
    cellphones
    cities
    etc

    It's always been this way. Skim the cream.

    -Walter