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Old Book Smell. LIgnin. Perfume the Guide

Do you like old book smell?

“Lignin, the stuff that prevents all trees from adopting the weeping habit, is a polymer made up of units that are closely related to vanillin. When made into paper and stored for years, it breaks down and smells good. Which is how divine providence has arranged for secondhand bookstores to smell like good quality vanilla […]

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I use my iPad mostly for taking notes on articles

Are you an egghead iPad user like me?

Do you bring your iPad into the kitchen to follow recipes? Or maybe you bring it out to the garage and fix stuff? My manager asked me how I use my iPad and I could only answer, “Well, I like to read PDFs and write notes in the margins. That’s my primary use.” And then […]

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Is there a standard ePub format for notes?

You know how you can write notes in an Kindle book? That seems to be Amazon’s propietary system for recording notes. Especially since Amazon doesn’t even use ePub files in the first place (they use mobi files). It would be cool if there was a way to publish a Kindle book with notes already in […]

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