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  1. Behind the scenes
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    19 Jun '18 07:252 edits
    This might sound boring, but I enjoy studying the habits of highly productive people. I was surprised to find that despite Bill's high tech career, he still insists on reading paper books. Reading is a habit that many of us (myself included) need to do more of. Some interesting ideas here. Thoughts?

    The 2nd youtube link is the 5 books Bill Gates recommends reading this summer.

    Disclaimer: This is not intended as a political post.

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  2. SubscriberSuzianne
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    19 Jun '18 08:02
    Originally posted by @mchill
    This might sound boring, but I enjoy studying the habits of highly productive people. I was surprised to find that despite Bill's high tech career, he still insists on reading paper books. Reading is a habit that many of us (myself included) need to do more of. Some interesting ideas here. Thoughts?

    The 2nd youtube link is the 5 books Bill Gates recommend ...[text shortened]... .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTFy8RnUkoU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwGbwYAfSmg
    Yeah, I caught the bit about him on Goodreads.
  3. Zugzwang
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    19 Jun '18 22:13
    Originally posted by @mchill
    This might sound boring, but I enjoy studying the habits of highly productive people. I was surprised to find that despite Bill's high tech career, he still insists on reading paper books. Reading is a habit that many of us (myself included) need to do more of. Some interesting ideas here. Thoughts?

    The 2nd youtube link is the 5 books Bill Gates recommend ...[text shortened]... .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTFy8RnUkoU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwGbwYAfSmg
    Depending upon the subject, I often don't read books in a strictly linear way.
    It's much easier to read in this style with traditional books rather than E-books.
    I also notice less eyestrain when reading traditional books.

    On the other hand, traditional books occupy more space and tend to be more expensive.
  4. SubscriberTom Wolsey
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    19 Jun '18 22:18
    Originally posted by @duchess64
    Depending upon the subject, I often don't read books in a strictly linear way.
    It's much easier to read in this style with traditional books rather than E-books.
    I also notice less eyestrain when reading traditional books.

    On the other hand, traditional books occupy more space and tend to be more expensive.
    And I prefer e-books or reading the monitor. In my old age, I get eye strain from reading traditional books. 😛
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