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My two cents on sound and video; I prefer to read. I frequently won't bother with a video-only story, only going to the video link in hopes that there's a translation in text below it. Personal quirk.

Thanks for all the links, by the way. I worry for Portugal along with the others.

'tis strange I should be old and neither wise nor valiant. From "The Maid's Tragedy" by Beaumont & Fletcher

by Wife of Bath (kareninaustin at g mail dot com) on Mon Oct 1st, 2012 at 05:25:38 PM EST
Feel the same way. No video please, just let me read the text.
by sgr2 on Tue Oct 2nd, 2012 at 11:22:27 AM EST
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Me three. It is easier to go back and forth at my own time in writing.

I like video only if it brings something extra. Just somebody talking is for me pointless. I guess if you can show instead of tell, please do, but if you can't then tell in writing.

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by A swedish kind of death on Sat Oct 6th, 2012 at 08:38:47 AM EST
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I've been trying to figure out just what it is about video that irks me so. I think the main thing is that often times the presenter becomes a major drama queen, probably figuring that this is the only opportunity he'll ever have to capitalize on his 15 minutes or it'll be gone forever. While that's probably true, it often makes for a video that's just a little too intense.
by sgr2 on Sun Oct 7th, 2012 at 01:04:44 PM EST
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