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Palewarrior13 Mar 2018 10:30 a.m. PST

These days thanks to the internet information on anything is easily available. However do you miss the days when the only sources of information about a uniform, AFV, aircraft, painting tips…etc came from books, magazines or museums!

I actually miss going to the library and pouring through book after book, trying to find out anything about my latest AFV kit or military diorama, I was planning.

I do still get books and magazines, but no where near as many as I used to !

PiersBrand13 Mar 2018 10:40 a.m. PST

I buy more books these days…

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 11:12 a.m. PST

Books and magazines … do you mean, like, printouts bound together with a nice cover? I see them on Instagram alla time. So retro, dude. Totally retro.

princeman13 Mar 2018 1:04 p.m. PST

What does 'alla time' mean?

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2018 1:30 p.m. PST

I still buy books for periods I'm very interested in but for others I just do a quick internet look or use a painting guide or potted history that comes in the rules.

attilathepun47 Inactive Member13 Mar 2018 8:33 p.m. PST

Yes, I do miss the days before the Internet. The Internet is great in some ways, but overloaded with trite superficialities which often obscure the truly valuable information lurking here and there. I still buy books and magazines, but fewer than formerly--not because of the Internet, but because my home is bursting at the seams with a lifetime's accumulation of print matter.

roving bandit13 Mar 2018 8:39 p.m. PST

I am convinced I was born in the wrong decade. There is way to much new fangled technology for me. Of course I say this while typing on my portable computer and waiting for my 3d printer to finish yet another tank.

daler240D Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member14 Mar 2018 7:38 a.m. PST

No, not at all. The internet is inarguably the greatest thing to happen since the printing press and the industrial revolution. Complaining about the information 'noise' is like complaining about your favorite liquor store also selling bud light when you are there to buy 12 yer old scotch. It has been a HUGE boon to this hobby and the people that do business in it.

daler240D Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member14 Mar 2018 12:24 p.m. PST

that all being said, I DO have very fond memories of haunting libraries and the explorations and findings.

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