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Old 02-22-2007, 07:46 PM   #21
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Passing around ebooks is a *cough* gray area.
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Old 02-22-2007, 07:46 PM   #22
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Here's an idea:

https://www.google.com/accounts/Serv...mepage&nu i=1

Easy to set up and share. Not to mention, special access can be given for invitation only.
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Old 02-22-2007, 07:46 PM   #23
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Right on--let's get some Dewey decimels working! I've got some stuff I'd throw in there.
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:19 PM   #24
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and who works the PM library counter to make sure the books get returned on time? Not it.

Are there any programs out there that can keep a running inventory of books and locations....or are we opening small bookstores around the country to take care of it?

Might want to add a limit to how many can be checked out by a person...to prevent Ron from hogging them all.
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Old 02-22-2007, 11:20 PM   #25
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I think this Performance Menu Interlibrary Loan is a great idea. I'm not on Titletrader payroll or anything, so I'm not beholden to them... I just find their system works for me. The expectation there, however, is that you simply swap and not loan books. So there is no getting stuff back. So it probably wouldn't suit the "borrow then give back" idea running here.


To answer the question how TT works it's pretty simple.
1. List books/cds/magazines/etc.
2. Current trader requests something. You confirm that you'll send it and you get points for your item. (Let's say 2)
3. Current trader gets your book and leaves you positive feedback. You get 3 points PLUS however many points your book was worth.
4. You take your 5 points and request other items.
5. You get items and leave feedback for the other person.
Repeat at will. (You only get 3 added points on your 1st pos FB)
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Old 02-23-2007, 06:02 AM   #26
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Agree with Jamila...I think the idea here is that you are donating books to The PM Library. I have Starting Strength and it is going to serve as a reference book, so I won't be donating that one nor lending it out. I have the Zone books and will probably never look at them again. They are donated, if someone wants them, I'll ship them out and never expect it back. If I need it for some reason, I'll pay the shipping to have it sent back to me, although it isn't "my book" anymore. The key is to only donate books that you aren't planning to reread/reference often.

I'm glad everyone decided the decentralized model was best. Can you tell I'm in business? I figured Greg and Robb would most certainly be for decentralization. So are we going to use Title Trader or is Greg going to create a simple app that tracks what books are available? It will require everyone to keep updates on their inventory so it can be searched....this isn't a completely effort-free endeavor.
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:45 AM   #27
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I can see this book club as being the beginning of the end of the PMenu. Someone's gonna keep a book too long, or their dog will chew it up and the owner will get all peeved. People will take sides, make accusations and all hell will break loose. This event will prove to be the Lexington and Concord of the Performance Menu Revolutionary War (or would it be more like the secession of South Carolina in the PMenu Civil War). And to think...I get to see history unfold.

Regardless, it sounds like a good idea right now, so I'm in. Who wants to be the first to borrow from my collection of political philosophy books? I'll even throw in my copy of "The Pokey Little Puppy" and the unforgettable DVD, "Breakin 2: Electric Boogaloo". (Needless to say, I don't have much to offer in the way of fitness titles)
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:05 AM   #28
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Passing around ebooks is a *cough* gray area.
Yes. There will be no PM-sanctioned E-book exchange.
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:33 AM   #29
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Yeah, Mark and I had some issues with kids hosting copies of Ross Enamait's books and linking them on APK...it's a huge issue for those who choose to go the e-publishing route, as there are few people who will photocopy an entire book, though many that will have a permanent free copy of an e-book if they "borrow" a copy from a friend.

Billy, all joking aside, I'd love to borrow the copy of Breakin' 2, that's a classic that I haven't seen!
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:37 AM   #30
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yes. there seems to be this common notion that if it's digital, it's free. bottom line is that whatever medium in which work is represented, it's still work, and the author still deserves his/her due. there's always going to be some sharing, as there is with print books, but formalizing that sharing in order to increase its volume is out of line.

is jean claude van damme in breakin 2 also?
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