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Re: WordWeb
« Reply #25 on: June 02, 2011, 08:56:47 AM »
I like the software version too.

But if I had a grand to blow I'd rather spend it on the 60 volume Great Books of the Western World collection put out out by Encyclopedia Britannica. I've read a little over half of them. I intend to read them all before I'm in my dotage.  :)

That or save up the additional $400-$500 and get the encyclopedia itself.  ;D
Well, of course!  He had that entire set long before he got the dictionary!  Cmon now...

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Re: WordWeb
« Reply #26 on: June 02, 2011, 09:44:07 AM »
I like the software version too.

But if I had a grand to blow I'd rather spend it on the 60 volume Great Books of the Western World collection put out out by Encyclopedia Britannica. I've read a little over half of them. I intend to read them all before I'm in my dotage.  :)

That or save up the additional $400-$500 and get the encyclopedia itself.  ;D
Well, of course!  He had that entire set long before he got the dictionary!  Cmon now...

He had the entire set?  (40hz surpresses a rare twinge of envy. ;D )

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Re: WordWeb
« Reply #27 on: June 02, 2011, 11:42:32 AM »
I like the software version too.

But if I had a grand to blow I'd rather spend it on the 60 volume Great Books of the Western World collection put out out by Encyclopedia Britannica. I've read a little over half of them. I intend to read them all before I'm in my dotage.  :)

That or save up the additional $400-$500 and get the encyclopedia itself.  ;D
Well, of course!  He had that entire set long before he got the dictionary!  Cmon now...

He had the entire set?  (40hz surpresses a rare twinge of envy. ;D )

$1,000? Any interest in the full set my parents had in their last yard-sale? It was printed back in the early 70's ... But I'd wager at least half of it's still right...
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Re: WordWeb
« Reply #28 on: June 02, 2011, 12:15:34 PM »
I like the software version too.

But if I had a grand to blow I'd rather spend it on the 60 volume Great Books of the Western World collection put out out by Encyclopedia Britannica. I've read a little over half of them. I intend to read them all before I'm in my dotage.  :)

That or save up the additional $400-$500 and get the encyclopedia itself.  ;D
Well, of course!  He had that entire set long before he got the dictionary!  Cmon now...

He had the entire set?  (40hz surpresses a rare twinge of envy. ;D )
It's great!  I remember while writing our books, that I noticed Faraday's journal was considered a Great Book.  And reading it, it is!  It was fascinating to hear how he went about his experiments.  I was expecting it to be more technical and boring, but it was actually philosophical and real juicy.

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Re: WordWeb
« Reply #29 on: June 02, 2011, 03:37:47 PM »
For the uninitiated - what are ye on about with "writing books" ??

...while writing our books...
...our entire Freshman year was spent reading and writing about 40 great books from that program...

and (with apologies) are these "Great Books" simply a bunch of books that they republished?

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Re: WordWeb
« Reply #30 on: June 02, 2011, 03:46:32 PM »
For the uninitiated - what are ye on about with "writing books" ??

...while writing our books...
...our entire Freshman year was spent reading and writing about 40 great books from that program...

and (with apologies) are these "Great Books" simply a bunch of books that they republished?
The books are republished.  So if you already have them individually, they would be redundant (except for forewards, introductions, etc.).  Or, in the case of Homer's stuff, you may have a particular favorite translation.  The benefit of the collection is that the books are all the same size, shape, colors, etc., so it makes for a nice library display item, if that's something you like.

As for my books, my friend and I started a small business last year writing some books, practice tests, etc. for engineers seeking a license:
http://www.compleximaginary.com/

We plan on writing more things as we hone our skills.  Hopefully, more entertaining things in the future, and not so practical.

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Re: WordWeb
« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2011, 03:34:54 AM »
As for my books, my friend and I started a small business last year writing some books, practice tests, etc. for engineers seeking a license:
http://www.compleximaginary.com/

ah, okay - I thought you and Zaine were talking about the same 'writing' thing -
Your site & books look really good :up:
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Re: WordWeb
« Reply #32 on: June 03, 2011, 10:29:59 AM »
As for my books, my friend and I started a small business last year writing some books, practice tests, etc. for engineers seeking a license:
http://www.compleximaginary.com/

ah, okay - I thought you and Zaine were talking about the same 'writing' thing -
Your site & books look really good :up:
Thanks!  I appreciate it.