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Digital and physical

I read books a lot, both physical and digital books, and I often question myself about the difference in experience in reading these two. There are some obvious differences like format, shape or weight, and obvious similarities like reading pages or bookmarking. I would like, however, to focus on one particular quality of a book that is the most important difference between any physical and digital good – meaning.

With each new book I read, I change. Some books make me laugh, some make me feel depressed and some can achieve both. Design books that I read every single day make me feel more confident and more excited about my job. In this sense, there’s no difference between a book and an ebook.

But when I buy a physical book, it starts to live a life of its own. After reading it for days or weeks, the book changes. It’s not brand new anymore. It looses the smell of a new book (luckily, most of that wonderful smell is being inhaled by me). Edges of papers lose their sharpness. Cover becomes slightly bent and you can tell it was read just by looking at it. When I put a book on a shelf it becomes a part of the space I live in and it continues to change over time. It becomes a reminder that all the things with ephemeral beauty represent the life itself. This transience and decay of things around me remind me that I should use every moment of my life since I will go through the same lifecycle as that book.

Bookshelf is one of the most important parts of our home and it takes a central place in the living room. The wooden shelf also changes over time and has its own aging marks. That part of my home is my tranquility. From time to time, my wife and I love to rearrange the books and by doing that we enliven our living space and get in touch with things that have changed meanwhile. The oldest book that we have was printed in 1914!

With an ebook, as with any other digital good, there’s no such relationship. Ebooks will always look and feel the same, stored in some folder, away from my eyes and hands. Ebook is not part of my life in the same way a book is. I can have this relationship with the device I use to read an ebook, but not with the ebook itself. All digital goods, be it ebooks, software, documents or images give me a sense of permanency and immutability. They are sterile. And that sterility prevents me from getting in touch with transience and gives me a sense of timelessness. Which is just an illusion.

It is not the question of is one better than the other. I will continue to read both physical and digital books as I was doing so far. It is just that I still can’t find the right place for digital goods in my life.

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Cartoon Christmas Characters Free Vectors

Considering there is only one week until Christmas we are rushing and releasing another beautiful set of cartoon style Christmas vectors, available for free download!

Besides the vectors, in this set you will receive each design individually in png format and also each design as a brush set for Photoshop!

Below are the previews of what you will receive!

For commercial license and direct download links from our server don’t forget to join and support our work here.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Solar Energy

Do you want to know what are the advantages and disadvantages of solar energy? alternative energy like solar energy is starting to turn into known as the longer term energy source, and i am satisfied to mention that i am alable harnessing solar energy in my home. With the upward push of electricity and heating gasoline prices anticipated in the near long run, it is likely that more other folks will start having a look at sun and other forms of renewable energy to run their properties.

1. What Are the main disadvantages of the usage of solar energy?

solar energy methods is also tricky to put in in home areas where there is little or no space. It requires a big space to successfully capture solar energy to paintings efficiently. also, the entire prices to shop for those methods able-made are not reasonable. it is likely that these methods will value much less one day, but I have been able to spend not up to $180 to construct the program on my own with a step-by-step information that I had downloaded on the web.

in the end, the photovoltaic cell phones of sun methods will also be broken by means of pollution. the quantity of energy that may be harnessed might from time to time be diminished whilst there are clouds that scale back the sun rays energies. more recent technologies are being researched to conquer those problems and optimize the facility of sun electric methods.

2. What Are the advantages of the usage of solar energy?

solar energy methods can produce a large number of electricity without polluting the surroundings, and there is not any chance that it’s going to run out quickly. The silicon in 1 ton of sand throughout the photovoltaic cell phone of a solar energy gadget can generate as so much energy as burning 1,000s of heaps of coal.

solar energy goes to turn into the most value effective and efficient how one can make electricity. It has helped lots of households like mine experience more electrical utilization without expanding the weight of our electricity bills. thousands of other folks have alable eradicated their own home electricity bills with the unfastened energy gadget. They realized tips on how to build it by means of downloading a step-by-step information online. you’ll in finding out more about tips on how to build this homemade energy gadget at the site link under.

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WordPress 3.8 & ZOOM Framework 1.4.0 Released

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WordPress 3.8 was released today and along with its new cool features, we want to bring you another good news: the long-awaited version 1.4.0 of the ZOOM Framework was finally released!

What’s new in WordPress 3.8?

But before providing more details about changes we did in our framework, let’s see what’s new in WordPress 3.8:

Dashboard Redesign

Probably you’ve heard about the MP6 plugin already, and the good news is that this plugin is now a part of WordPress 3.8, which means that the entire dashboard design was changed to a more modern interface. Another good thing about the new admin interface is that it comes with 8 different color schemes, so if you’re fan like me of the previous admin interface, you may want to set “Light” color scheme as your default one:

New Default Theme

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Remember Further theme? If you don’t, then we tell you that this theme was renamed to Twenty Fourteen and now it is the default WordPress theme.

Refined Widgets and Themes pages

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Important changes have been also made to the Widgets and Themes admin pages, changes that aim to simplify the interface, and hopefully will make new users get quickly used to the WordPress admin dashboard.

Now let’s talk about the ZOOM Framework.

ZOOM Framework 1.4.0

Even if the changes we did in the new 1.4.0 version of our framework are not that noticeable as the ones from WordPress 3.8, that doesn’t mean that a lot of hard work wasn’t involved in the development, and things will be more clear in the next themes we’re working on currently.

Shortcodes Refresh

With the new flat design of the WordPress admin, we decided that it’s also the right time for us to redesign the shortcodes included in the ZOOM Framework. The result can be seen live here, and you’ll also notice that now you can assign an icon to buttons shortcodes, and there is a very large variety of icons to choose from.

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Theme Options page Redesign

Again, a modification influenced by WordPress 3.8 new admin interface. This time it’s about the Theme Options page, which we slightly redesigned, and this is most noticeable in the navigation menu, which now perfectly fits under the 3.8′s feel & look.

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And many other improvements and bug fixes.

There are also many other small improvements that we did in the new version, like a new option to exclude individual images from the Slideshow Shortcode, or a new feature that will remember the last section that was accessed in Theme Options on page refresh.

Now that WordPress 3.8 was officially released, you’re safe to upgrade both your WordPress site and your theme framework to latest version, and then you’ll be enjoying all of the great new features — and you’ll be making sure your site is secure, too.

What’s your favourite thing about WordPress 3.8? Hit the comments and let us know.

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36 Free Vectors Christmas Cards and Banners

We have some great news for you today!

We are releasing one of the most beautiful vectors Christmas designs ever made.

Over 36 eps vector banners and Christmas cards that can be used for personal use to create beautiful cards for your loved ones.

If you need them for commercial use then please purchase a license here.

This pack is over 100 mb so if you are having problems with the free download server then you can consider joining our membership so you can download directly from our server at high speed. The costs of the membership will cover the bandwidth used for you to download. Join here.

Previews below of everything you will receive in this pack:

Free Vector Christmas Cards and Banners 17 140x140 vector 36 Free Vectors Christmas Cards and Banners
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