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Digital edition: 'The day the lights went out in Japan'

3/28/2011 02:01 PM EDT
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DrQuine
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DrQuine   3/29/2011 9:09:33 PM
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This digital issue is an extraordinary editorial and graphic achievement. It provides valuable technical information, honors the victims and those seeking to rebuild, and showcases the best in advertising creativity. Congratulations to all involved in this effort and best wishes for a successful recovery in Japan.

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junko.yoshida   3/29/2011 9:24:35 PM
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Thank you, DrQuine. It was a labor of love among our team. Everyone in the production team (which amounts to a precious few) literally worked around the clock to get a 78-page book in 8 days. But the best part is a growing amount of donations Red Cross will be getting from our advertisers and readers. We will report more on this later; but thus far, the project gave many of us on the team a good reminder of why we do what we do.

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_hm   3/29/2011 9:53:39 PM
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I have experienced the 2001 earthqauke of Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India where more then 10,000 people lost their lives. I stayed back in home for full time in this horrific earthquake as my father was not mobile. We have very high respect for Japanese people's tenacity. We prey to God to give them more strength and wish them very fast recovery.

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lifewingmate   3/30/2011 4:01:35 AM
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The digital edition was an excellent blend of recognizing the humanistic side as well as documenting the economic and environmental impact of the recent earthquake/tsunami. EETimes, thank you for covering the aftermath with such compassion and from many angles.

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lifewingmate   3/30/2011 4:27:38 AM
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The most interesting part of this digital engineering, in addition to learning more about Japan's culture and history, is how engineers and planners are working to creatively and quickly problem solve. As the leaders of lean manufacturing, I strongly believe that Japan will continue to lead even as they recover. I completely agree with "hm" above that the world has so much respect for the Japanese people's tenacity. Their contributions to technology and every industry is valuable and I also send out continued prayers for everyone touched by the recent tragedy.

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Kinnar   3/30/2011 4:36:44 AM
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Really the life has become too much dependent on the electricity, but what I have come to know reading this article is, Japan is being able to produce consistent electricity supply thought the country. And in case of the disaster they are backing up very fast. Great Country. Great People.

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LarryM99   3/30/2011 5:19:33 PM
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Wow. Mainline news media has been struggling to present a coherent picture of the chaos of this series of events, but this document contains an order of magnitude more information and a balance between sensitivity for the victims and matter-of-fact analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the technical and political systems involved. It gives me faith that we all will learn from this and be stronger as a result. Larry M.

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Sheetal.Pandey   3/31/2011 10:31:05 AM
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Really appreciate the efforts put in to help people of Japan. All our support is with them.

old account Frank Eory
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old account Frank Eory   3/31/2011 8:24:35 PM
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Truly an outstanding piece of journalism. It's amazing that the EE Times team was able to pull together such a complete and insightful special issue so quickly.

skranish
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skranish   3/31/2011 9:14:12 PM
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Perhaps you could produce a simple PDF file? Flash, aka 'PornoPlayer' is strictly forbidden in our offices - so I cannot read this.

junko.yoshida
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junko.yoshida   4/1/2011 10:40:15 AM
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Actually, you can see it in pdf. All you need to do is to push "the save to desktop" button in the toolbar above each page (the forth icon from your right) on nxtbook.

Rod Dalitz
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Rod Dalitz   4/1/2011 9:11:30 AM
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I absolutely hate the direct digital replica of the printed magazine. Every journal I have seen is slow to load, and is then awkward to scan, due to the mismatch in resolution between the screen and the page. I have to zoom in a bit and then scroll around, and typically an article is on more than one page, not always easy to find where it continues. The best example of good presentation is the Economist: and email offers a menu of articles, which I can then access in a computer-friendly way and read easily.

junko.yoshida
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junko.yoshida   4/1/2011 10:42:45 AM
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Good to know. Thanks for your advice.It's always great to learn from our readers what they deem as the best practice. Just to be clear, though, this Japan special digital edition is NOT the direct digital replica of the printed magazine. It is ONLY available in digital, and it is created ground up for this issue.

junko.yoshida
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junko.yoshida   4/1/2011 3:32:29 PM
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Rod, here's the link to pdf: http://pages.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/cmp/eetimes032811_japan/offline/cmp_eetimes032811_japan.pdf

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