Monday, May 2, 2016

The Digital Way Or Hard Copy Still On Display?

The cat has seen the argument here and there with plenty of things shouted out to spare. Some say digital is the way and others hard copies at their bay. Whether that be movie or book all are stuck at their nook.

Digital is the best,
It beats all the rest.
Nope, hard copy is the way,
Then I can always read or play.

With digital it may get lost.
Who cares about the cost.
Amazon or Apple may go down.
Or they may leave town.

Pffft if Amazon or Apple dies,
You'll probably end up eating flies.
For the world will have gone to shit.
So I don't buy that one bit.

I own the blu ray.
It is hear to stay.
It is all mine.
That is so divine.

Pfft once more.
You own nothing at your shore.
Well, you own the right to watch it.
But that is all with each hit.

Digital can't be gotten all in one place.
It makes it hard to embrace.
Where as movies can sit on the shelf.
Also can be given my santa's elf.

Well that is true.
Pain in the ass in view.
Having them in 3 separate spots,
Can sure suck lots.

My internet may go down.
That will make me frown.
It means I can't see what I want.
It will just sit and taunt.

Oh no!
Your internet went down for an hour or so.
Dial 911 at your sea.
It's the end of the world for thee.

There will always be a way,
For you to go and hit play.
Unless the world goes to shit.
Then you'd have no electricity anyway to play it.

I guess with books you wouldn't need electricity unless it was night. Which side are you on with the plight? I was hard copy for the longest while but what is that point now with so many a dial? Not like you need them taking up tons of space and if you need to watch something there is always a way to embrace. Unless your internet sucks worse than the cat's gas. Then you may want to stay physical like my actual little rhyming ass.

Experience spring, have a fling.

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  1. Replies
    1. Got it back, luckily
      Sneaked in slowly!

      Hank

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    2. He's good at it too
      At his poetry shoe

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    3. That he is
      With the #1 biz

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  2. With something special I need a hard copy of the book.
    For every day reading I download on my Nook.

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    1. A good way to be
      There at your sea

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  3. The Digital Way Or Hard Copy Still On Display?
    Not a question any more for Digital is the way
    Copies save space
    Secured in place
    Organized and retrieval easily every which way

    Hank

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    1. Easily find and get to it
      With 1000s there is still no fit

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  4. Digital or hard copy - I guess it depends. Most of my music is digital. I-Tunes makes it so easy. When it comes to books I usually prefer a hard copy as there is something about turning the pages and holding a physical book. If, I am traveling I like to bring a hard copy of a book to read. The down side of portable electronic devices is the fact you have to keep them charged or you won't be viewing anything..haha..I've been known to forget to charge.

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    1. haha yeah, that can screw one over
      Plus they can be easily smashed by rover
      The charge sure can suck
      Plus drive electricity up by a buck

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  5. I like both. It is a pain to keep things charged up. I do like reading a real book.

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    1. The real book is great
      Has a much better trait

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  6. I still like to read a book. I don't buy them though; just use the library. I'll do if till libraries don't exist or I die. Whichever comes first.

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    1. lol well the way it is going
      It may be the former showing

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  7. I use the Kindle, but if I love the author I buy the hard copy. For my own storage I use Dropbox and Carbonite, and yet I still panic when I can't get the damn computer to do as I want. Like this morning, I can't get my own blog to load. What's up with that crap. LOL Have a nice day, my ass! Time to chuck it all and play!

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    1. lol chuck it all in the sea
      That is a fine way to be
      But yeah, backing up needs to be done
      I use hard drives under my sun

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  8. Still quite old school here. I still get an old fashioned newspaper. Love the feel of newsprint. And I tear out articles to mail ( yes with a stamp) to my dad. But I love digital for blog and Netflix

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    1. Netflix sure is a winner indeed
      Stamps? Wow, don't get much snail mail speed

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  9. If the grid is all dead
    You won't have a bed
    There goes your food
    And a readable mood

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    1. Done and screwed
      Not the fun way
      That's just rude
      Any old day

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  10. you know it used to be
    i would lose my $h@t if i lost the net
    at my sea, but no more -- i am free.

    i see
    you are still the master rhyme ringer
    of the poetry singers.

    i have a new cat,
    and she love to chase mosquitos
    and gnats...and ones she catches
    get chewed up in her clutches.

    well i will be around a bit,
    occassionally - to see, before and after
    i cross the sea.

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    1. I won't lose my shit
      Just give a hiss and spit
      Being free from it is grand
      Staying ahead allows that in my land

      And still rhyming away
      Each and every day

      That makes 2 kitties now?
      Do together they meow?
      lol protein they are
      Keeping them away from you at your sand bar

      Around you go
      When? Don't know

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  11. I use the tablet a lot to read books
    much easier to obtain than to go to a library or store
    didn't think I would like it as much as I do
    but I found it wasn't that big of a chore

    betty

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    1. Yeah, faster with ease of use too
      Don't have to leave your zoo

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  12. With books, I prefer the hard physical copies.

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  13. I have a lot of physical books but I'm mostly digital video now. Still a few blu-ray on my shelves but not that many. I do the ebook thing a lot. So easy to carry around.

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    1. Yeah, much easier to carry around
      Lots of digital video here is found

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  14. for us, the ancient generation, digital is but confusion despite all the inclusion

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    1. haha bah, give it a go
      Will get in the know

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  15. I do a lot of reading online, but don't own a Kindle or anything similar. I still like the feel of holding a book, but am open to other options.

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    1. Cheaper at times too
      To online at ones zoo

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  16. Yes to spring! It's lovely. As to Apple and Amazon leaving town. I don't think so. Not in my lifetime anyway. Good to see you still rhyming after #atozChallenge month.

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    1. Will rhyme away
      Each and every day
      Yeah, they'll never leave in my life
      Unless a nuke causes strife

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  17. I still love a hard copy book!

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    1. There you go
      Read away at your show

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  18. Honestly I just get whatever's cheaper. If it's an Indie author, usually the Kindle version is cheaper, so I'll get that and read it on my Kindle Fire. If it's a big popular mainstream book, publishers always charge something ridiculously stupid like $10-15 for an ebook, while simultaneously charging $7 for a mass market paperback, in which case I'd much rather have the hard copy. $15 for a book file? Uh yeah, strong pass.

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    1. Yeah, the greedy sobs jack it up a ton
      And then do a cheap mass market run
      When it costs barely anything at all to put it online
      Guess cheap and killing trees is fine

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  19. Both for me at my bay
    Like music and photos on digital play
    But books in my hands any old day

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    1. A little mix and match
      With your bay's batch

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  20. I haven't got an ebook but I do love to read ordinary books. Good post. Pat.
    Yvonne.

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  21. orlin N cassie.....sinz de food servizz gurl iz old enuff ta rememburr when paper waz inn vented, her likez hard copy books.....kinda a way ta hold on ta.... child hood..... memoreez !!!!!! ☺☺☺♥♥♥

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    1. lol those for long ago
      There at her show

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  22. I'm blue but there's no blueray to be found in my hall.

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  23. We have lots of digital books and we never lose them unlike the paper books that go missing!

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    1. They seem to vanish each day
      With their physical display

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  24. I enjoy e-books as its super convenient and never have to be dusted, smiles ~ Hope you are well Pat ~

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    1. That is true
      No dusting collecting at any zoo

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  25. I guess that's why I like having some of both.

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  26. a book is a winner,
    even when thinner
    than any digital spinner


    the touch, the texture, the smell
    enjoying hard copy, it's swell!

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    1. There you go
      Feel it high and low

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  27. In my older years, I am finding I hate clutter, so I appreciate digital a lot more than I used to!

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    1. The older one gets at their sea
      The less clutter many wants to come to be

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  28. I am known as retro girl
    I love that stigma and often give it a whirl.
    I still have a home phone
    With no fancy ring tone.
    I love, love my dvd's and my books in my library
    I love to read an actual book and even own a dictionary.
    I have my I pad and my blog
    But that's as modern as I wish to log......here on my blog:)

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    1. lol well at least you got a bit
      as the blog can modern in
      Is it one of those spin phones?
      That may get lots of groans

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    2. No spin phone.....actually plugged in
      But I do have one and wish to give it a spin:)

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    3. lol enjoy that
      Takes forever where your at

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  29. I still like my paper, maybe the smell?

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  30. Some things make me nervous being digital only.

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    1. Always will be there
      Unless aliens blow up our lair

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  31. Hard copy, so you can use it to defend yourself if you need to :)

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    1. That is a good reason
      In any old season

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  32. I enjoy reading a physical book!
    I have several of yours at my nook!
    A computer or kindle just isn't the same.
    Technology can be such a pain!

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    1. That it can be
      Awesome of some of me

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  33. I have both at hand
    Nice to have a choice
    Hate it when the net goes down
    Then you'll hear mt voice!

    I have had a Kobo sitting in its box, unopened, for several years. Sigh.

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    1. lol geez, may as well sell that
      The net going down is hated where we're at

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    2. Oops... "my" voice. :-)

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  34. I am glad for digital photos nowadays, as I have a ton of photos from long time back that I never look at but cannot throw away! As for digital books, I prefer the print variety!

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    1. Yeah, can get it easier at ones sea
      Digital sure is easier for we

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  35. A bookworm I will never be.
    That bug just didn't bite me!

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    1. You got the collector one
      As you collect a ton

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