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Re: Back light in the reading area of the nook

Bruce, he is correct, its the same reason people are supposed to be given breaks after a certain period of time working on computers.

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RedRapier wrote:

Bruce, he is correct, its the same reason people are supposed to be given breaks after a certain period of time working on computers.


 

 

The amount of battery power a backlight uses is infinitismal. I guess maybe in the business world people have to get break time - we can't have anymore law suits, right? "My eyes! I don't get breaks!" What nonsense. I'm on one of my PC's a minimum of 8 hours a day working on coding, my websites, my forums, etc., and I have no problems at all with eye strain. There are many other factors that can cause eye strain other than a mildly back lit nook, notebook or whatever.

But hey - whatever floats the boat.

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Brucester wrote:

 

 

The amount of battery power a backlight uses is infinitismal.


You misspelled "huge". I can easily double my iPod Touch's battery life by lowering the brightness. I would say that on a lightly-loaded system, like a laptop that's sitting there waiting for you to type into a word processor or an iPod that's not actively running an app, the backlight is the single largest power draw.

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Same on my Droid X.  If I look at what is using the most battery power the "screen" is always on the top of the list.

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Brucester wrote:

 


RedRapier wrote:

Bruce, he is correct, its the same reason people are supposed to be given breaks after a certain period of time working on computers.


 

 

The amount of battery power a backlight uses is infinitismal. I guess maybe in the business world people have to get break time - we can't have anymore law suits, right? "My eyes! I don't get breaks!" What nonsense. I'm on one of my PC's a minimum of 8 hours a day working on coding, my websites, my forums, etc., and I have no problems at all with eye strain. There are many other factors that can cause eye strain other than a mildly back lit nook, notebook or whatever.

But hey - whatever floats the boat.


I'm confused...why are you here? You don't come across as as a Nook owner or even a person who would buy an ereader with an E-Ink display. So...why are you even here trolling a forum dedicated to such a device? And if you ARE an owner of a DEDICATED ereader with such a display and yet this is your opinion......WHY did you buy it? and if you didn't...again...why are you HERE?

 

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Brucester wrote:

 


RedRapier wrote:

Bruce, he is correct, its the same reason people are supposed to be given breaks after a certain period of time working on computers.


 

 

The amount of battery power a backlight uses is infinitismal. I guess maybe in the business world people have to get break time - we can't have anymore law suits, right? "My eyes! I don't get breaks!" What nonsense. I'm on one of my PC's a minimum of 8 hours a day working on coding, my websites, my forums, etc., and I have no problems at all with eye strain. There are many other factors that can cause eye strain other than a mildly back lit nook, notebook or whatever.

But hey - whatever floats the boat.


 

Well, my eye surgeon and I had a discussion about Nooks, Kindles and iPads.  He stated that he had purchased an iPad but that he found it strained his eyes when reading for extended periods on it and that he was going back to his Kindle.  But he's only a medical trained ophthalmologist so I wouldn't take his word for it. 

 

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compulsivereaderTX wrote:

Brucester wrote:

 


RedRapier wrote:

Bruce, he is correct, its the same reason people are supposed to be given breaks after a certain period of time working on computers.


 

 

The amount of battery power a backlight uses is infinitismal. I guess maybe in the business world people have to get break time - we can't have anymore law suits, right? "My eyes! I don't get breaks!" What nonsense. I'm on one of my PC's a minimum of 8 hours a day working on coding, my websites, my forums, etc., and I have no problems at all with eye strain. There are many other factors that can cause eye strain other than a mildly back lit nook, notebook or whatever.

But hey - whatever floats the boat.


I'm confused...why are you here? You don't come across as as a Nook owner or even a person who would buy an ereader with an E-Ink display. So...why are you even here trolling a forum dedicated to such a device? And if you ARE an owner of a DEDICATED ereader with such a display and yet this is your opinion......WHY did you buy it? and if you didn't...again...why are you HERE?

 

pamela


 

 

I think that the word you're all struggling for is spelled T-R-O-L-L. 

 

Best to leave Brucester to play with ... himself? :smileyhappy:

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I think that the word you're all struggling for is spelled T-R-O-L-L. 

 

Best to leave Brucester to play with ... himself? :smileyhappy:


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AlanNJ wrote:

Or if you find you don't enjoy it then return your Nook and exchange it for an eye-strain promoting device.

 


 

No eye strain for me on my Nook or my iPad eye-strain promoting device. :smileytongue: