[bookport] Re: How do you use you Book Port?

Hi,

Neither do I, and It has been my experience that even when scanning you must
still go in to the finished file and correct errors.
Even at $1000, I have not yet heard a program which is ocr which will scan
pages error free.
I do know enough to know that it depends on what is being scanned to, but
with open book and it's competition, having had both, even on perfectly
typed text, there are still mistakes.
Someone once said the best reader is a bio reader.

Otto

-----Original Message-----
From: bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Sandy Licht
Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2005 6:58 PM
To: bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bookport] Re: How do you use you Book Port?

I don't have a scanner.

At 01:39 PM 7/13/2005, you wrote:
>Yes, but if you contribute books you scan, your membership fee is 
>discounted. You're given at a couple of dollars a book, so all you need 
>to scan is twenty books a year and your membership is free. My 
>membership has been free for the past couple of year. In fact, I scan 
>so much I go far beyond a free membership.
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Sandy Licht" <slicht@xxxxxxxxx>
>To: <bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2005 2:24 PM
>Subject: [bookport] Re: How do you use you Book Port?
>
>
> > True enough, when I am reading a tremendous book, I would rather 
> > read than eat,  (I'm glad I can do both at the same time.) but when 
> > it is a choice between eating or reading, that is when you can't 
> > afford Bookshare.  This is only a temporary circumstance, but at the 
> > moment, it is still true.  Don't feel sorry for me.  I have 7 memory 
> > cards filled with books...  Over a thousand, I would guess.
> >
> > At 01:15 PM 7/13/2005, you wrote:
> > >I know this isn't strictly BookPort related, but Bookshare is, by 
> > >far,
>the
> > >largest, most affordable, and diverse legal source of electronic 
> > >books that is available to Americans.  I'm sure a lot of people on 
> > >here are on very limited incomes, but $50 a year for access to 
> > >thousands of books is an awesome deal.  I don't mean to be rude or 
> > >impertinent, but I'm trying to figure out why someone absolutely 
> > >couldn't afford Bookshare.  I read several Bookshare books per week 
> > >on my BookPort, and wouldn't trade that service for the world.  If 
> > >I've completely misunderstood anyone's point,
>I
> > >humbly apologize.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >-----Original Message-----
> > >From: bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> > >[mailto:bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Sandy Licht
> > >Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2005 12:28 PM
> > >To: bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > >Subject: [bookport] Re: How do you use you Book Port?
> > >
> > >
> > >It is not an option for those of us who can't afford it, either.
> > >
> > >At 09:45 AM 7/13/2005, you wrote:
> > > >That is really a shame.  I hope they can find a way around this 
> > > >some
>day.  I
> > > >would like to see this opened up for Canada and the rest of the 
> > > >world
>for
> > > >that matter.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >--Best regards,
> > > >
> > > >--Rick Alfaro
> > > >--rick.alfaro@xxxxxxxxxxx
> > > >
> > > >-----Original Message-----
> > > >From: bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>[mailto:bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> > > >On Behalf Of Bruce Toews
> > > >Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2005 9:44 AM
> > > >To: bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > >Subject: [bookport] Re: How do you use you Book Port?
> > > >
> > > >Well, again, Bookshare is not an option to us non-Americans.
> > > >
> > > >Bruce
> > > >
> > > >--
> > > >Bruce Toews
> > > >E-mail and MSN/Windows Messenger: water_drinker@xxxxxxxx Web Site
>(including
> > > >info on my weekly commentaries): http://www.ogts.net Info on the 
> > > >Best
>TV
> > > >Show of All Time: http://www.cornergas.com
> > > >
> > > >On Wed, 13 Jul 2005, Rick Alfaro wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > I actually prefer audio books as well, but they can get 
> > > > > expensive
>and
> > > > > there is so much available on BookShare and they are so simple 
> > > > > to download and transfer to the BookPort that I find myself 
> > > > > doing that more often.  I learned Braille late in life, so I'm 
> > > > > a very slow Braille reader.  I used to read the BookShare 
> > > > > stuff in Braille on my Braille Lite and took forever to read 
> > > > > an entire book.  Now, with the BookPort, I can zip through 1 
> > > > > or 2 books in a week using its text to
> > > >speech.
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > --Best regards,
> > > > >
> > > > > --Rick Alfaro
> > > > > --rick.alfaro@xxxxxxxxxxx
> > > > >
> > > > > -----Original Message-----
> > > > > From: bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
> > > > > [mailto:bookport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> > > > > On Behalf Of Bruce Toews
> > > > > Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2005 7:44 PM
> > > > > To: bookport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > > > Subject: [bookport] Re: How do you use you Book Port?
> > > > >
> > > > > If there's one thing I've learned today, it's that, in 
> > > > > prefering
>audio
> > > > > books, *I'm* in the minority ... at least around here. Which 
> > > > > is
>fine.
> > > > > The beauty of BP is that you can have it both ways.
> > > > >
> > > > > Bruce
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Bruce Toews
> > > > > E-mail and MSN/Windows Messenger: water_drinker@xxxxxxxx Web 
> > > > > Site (including info on my weekly commentaries): 
> > > > > http://www.ogts.net Info on the Best TV Show of All Time: 
> > > > > http://www.cornergas.com
> > > > >
> > > > > On Tue, 12 Jul 2005, Natalie wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > >> Hi.  To answer your questions, I don't listen to audio books 
> > > > >> on my bookport mainly because I really don't like audio books 
> > > > >> much.  I would rather use the text to speech.  I know I'm 
> > > > >> probably strange that way, but I find that humans read to 
> > > > >> slow.  As for how long I
>use
> > > > >> my Bookport, probably about two hours every day because I now 
> > > > >> read while walking on my treadmill and then read with it 
> > > > >> before going to bed at
> > > > > night.
> > > > >> Natalie
> > > > >> At 06:50 AM 7/12/2005 -0700, you wrote:
> > > > >>
> > > > >>> So far most of the time I use my Book Port for reading audio 
> > > > >>> MP3 books.  I was wondering if people could give me feedback 
> > > > >>> on the following
> > > > > questions.
> > > > >>>
> > > > >>> What percent of the time do you listen to audio books?
> > > > >>> What percent of the time do you use text-to-speech to listen 
> > > > >>> to books or materials?
> > > > >>>
> > > > >>> But percent of the time do you listen to music MP3's?
> > > > >>>
> > > > >>> How often do you use your Book Port?
> > > > >>>
> > > > >>> Thanks for the feedback -- Jim -- Michigan
> > > > >>>
> > > > >>>
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> > > > >>
> > > > >>
> > > > >>
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > >
> > >Sandy Licht
> > >Phone: 409-898-8218
> > >Jeremiah 29:11 - 14A
> > >11For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are 
> > >plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
> > >12In those days when you pray, I will listen. 13If you look for me 
> > >in
>earnest,
> > >you will find me when you seek me. 14I will be found by you," says 
> > >the LORD...
> >
> > Sandy Licht
> > Phone: 409-898-8218
> > Jeremiah 29:11 - 14A
> > 11For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are 
> > plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
> > 12In those days when you pray, I will listen. 13If you look for me 
> > in
>earnest,
> > you will find me when you seek me. 14I will be found by you," says 
> > the LORD...
> >
> >

Sandy Licht
Phone: 409-898-8218
Jeremiah 29:11 - 14A
11For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. "They are plans for
good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. 
12In those days when you pray, I will listen. 13If you look for me in
earnest, you will find me when you seek me. 14I will be found by you," says
the 
LORD...   





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