I love my old one because it has biographical and geogrpahical data in separate sections. Another older one I have has the colleges (the bio stuff is in the alphabetical part)--and one of them has all kinds of abbreviations and measurements. I actually find using my old dictionaries and old encyclopedia set more convenient to use at times because they are in the living room right next to the dining room, and therefore handier when we're doing crossword puzzles or watching something on tv that we want to know more about. I don't have to go into the other room and turn on the computer--though with the crossword puzzles, when they ask about "celebrities" and pop music people we don't know about, we do go to the computer, if we can't figure it out by cross clues I'm sure most of you have heard about my using the computer to check on the spelling of names when I did my first validation. I was about two-thirds of the way through the book when it occurred to me that I could get the book from the library instead of being online to check. Cindy > -----Original Message----- > From: jamieyates@xxxxxxxxxxx > Sent: Sat, 13 Jan 2007 07:18:47 -0800 (PST) > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Missing pages. chapter > > I still have the very thick dictionary I got as a > graduation present in 1989. I used it a lot back then. > It has other things in it like synonyms, antonyms, > rhyming words, etc in it. I don't use it very much now > because it is so easy to look things up online and > because word processing technology has improved so > much that they fix misspelled words for you. > > Are dictionaries things that bookshare subscribers > would even want? > > > > > Jamie in Michigan > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list > of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.