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7/12/2013

Accuracy and precision are different things, Kuprenas writes. Accuracy is the absence of error; precision is the level of detail.   (Source: 101 Things I Learned in Engineering School)
Accuracy and precision are different things, Kuprenas writes. Accuracy is the absence of error; precision is the level of detail.
(Source: 101 Things I Learned in Engineering School)

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Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   7/23/2013 5:09:59 PM
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I believe many Design News readers woiuld share your feelings about this book, taimoortariq. It seems to be targeted directly at our readers.

Ann R. Thryft
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Ann R. Thryft   7/22/2013 12:18:59 PM
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Chuck, I've got a favorite corner of the small couch with a reading lamp and a stack of books I'm currently reading. One of my friends who likes her e-book for fiction says it's easier to read in bed than a book, especially anything larger than a mass market paperback. She's got a point--I don't even try to read hardbound books in bed.

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taimoortariq   7/21/2013 8:06:52 AM
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Thats great, I am already in the need of reading a new book, just finished reading the Alchemist. Thanks for suggesting it.

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Charles Murray   7/19/2013 6:34:47 PM
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I agree about the look, feel and smell of a printed book, Ann. I have a favorite chair with a reading lamp where I read books. Electronic books could probably work just as well in that chair and under that lamp, but it wouldn't feel the same.

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Rob Spiegel   7/19/2013 10:58:34 AM
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Yes, vimalkumarp, iut's an intewrwsting little book. There are 101 tiny tidbits, but they're all interesting.

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Ann R. Thryft   7/18/2013 7:32:16 PM
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That's a funny story, Chuck. Maybe you will lose the second one, too :) I like the way books look, feel and smell--I love the smell of new print, especially aggregated in a book store. It beats the heck out of the smell of new electronics.

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Charles Murray   7/18/2013 6:25:39 PM
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I've been given two e-book readers as presents, Ann. I lost the first and have gone seven months without reading a book on the second. Maybe it's just a matter of cultivating a new habit, but I still like my paper books.

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Ann R. Thryft   7/17/2013 1:51:56 PM
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I'm a paper book lover too, Rob. I don't thin k this is just generational: I know several people older than me who really like Kindle. But they read mostly popular fiction and are happy they don't need to keep copies of the books since they don't plan to re-read them. Most of my books are non-fiction, plus some fiction I definitely want to read again.

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Charles Murray   7/16/2013 8:00:30 PM
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If you like books that offer an engineer's perspective with an artistic touch, taimoortariq, look for a book called, "To Engineer Is Human." It was written by Henry Petroski, who also wrote a blog for Design News a couple of years ago. One of my favorite engineering books.

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taimoortariq   7/16/2013 8:40:59 AM
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Quite an interesting article rob, it is almost nostalgic to me. With all the information shared, we engineers have gone through the same thing, it would be nice to read something we can relate to directly, it always adds interest. And to read both the engineers perspective with an artistic touch seems very interesting. Looking forward to reading it.

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