I'd make the argument that the movable type printing press had a greater impact upon technological advance, cultural change, preservation & dissemination of knowledge, etc., than anything prior.
You'd be right to do so as well. Even the entire premise of the Bookworm series is watching this change happen in an alien society :D
In the recent era...a lot traces back to the Moon Race; so much is traceable to the technological developments involved with that effort, it's unreal. Couple that with DARPANet, which evolved into the modern Internet...the last gasps of the Cold War's technological competition have proven profoundly influential.
Although one can point back as far as the 1880 Federal Census for some of the foundational technological developments of modern computing; the Hollerith punch card & IBM were direct results of how long it took to process the information, in that Herman Hollerith was involved with that process and came up with the punch card tabulating machine in 1884; I used a version of those cards during the period I was a Computer Science major in 1980-1982 for writing programs in COBOL and FORTRAN.
Some of my earliest memories are of watching Gemini launches on TV in day care...I just checked the dates in Wikipedia, I would have been four when the earliest manned mission was launched.
As a slight aside there isn't really many countries in the world that have changed as much as Ireland has in the last 30-40 years (I don't know every countries progress but in Ireland culturally and socially it's been a massive upheaval). There are too many things to go into here.
I reiterate. It is such a different world now!
Better ctrl-c that phrase for every couple of years from now on....
As this topic has gone on for quite some time now, and there was a sizable gap between posts, it is now time for this topic to be locked.
At this point everything has been addressed, yes not everyone will agree with, or accept what has happened, but there does not seem to be any need to keep coming back to this subject here on the J-Novel Club forums.
Is the product in question shipped and sold by Amazon Japan? They should have included an import fees deposit if there's supposed to be any fees since I believe amazon takes care of all the brokerage for you.
If the product is being shipped and sold by a marketplace seller however, they'll only charge you shipping and the receiving party is responsible for all clearance fees.
Can't really help you on the UK part, but that's generally how it should work, so maybe double check who the seller is.
@Lex If it‘s only a change in price, then I won‘t complain. I just hope that the overseas amazon sites won‘t stop selling/shipping to the EU altogether, like they did with Switzerland and Australia.
...Nah, time will tell and maybe there will be other possibilities to get foreign-language books (in this case mangas, novels etc.) by then.
I don't think I could make a list of how many different titles I'm following at the moment without looking at a list. It has to be around 25 or 30 currently, though several of those aren't finished but may never get a continuation.
And that's only here, that's not including physical books. Which is where I'm actually very far behind...
Thankfully, I am a very fast reader. I also have read at least some before I go to sleep every night for as far back as my memory goes. And even as a kid, it made perfect sense to me to be reading 4 or 5 different books at once... one I would take to school, one in my mom's car, one at my bed, one in the living room, etc. So I am rather uniquely well suited for J-Novel's format.
As much as I read, I haven't dropped too many series. I have a good feel for what titles I'm probably not going to enjoy so 1 part is plenty to make the call. The ones I have dropped were all because the protagonist bored me or because I simply couldn't build any sense of being invested in what was going on.
@Icerius I'll try to add that soon along with some other sorting options. Probably not for manga, though, because it's been like half a year and I still don't know how I want to implement chapter's length/percentage storage (it stores read pages count instead of % because that's how JNC's reader does it for some reason).
@SomeOldGuy Yes, that happened... I believe they sent an email about it shortly after it happened with warnings about changing passwords.
That said, I haven't received any spam/phishing/social engineering emails sent to my Funimation alias. I'm actually kind of surprised it's still in use since I know it's been compromised, however, since it hasn't received emails to that address I haven't yet encountered a reason to switch out the alias. I do know that there's at least one botnet is trying to login to my email server and it makes some attempts using that alias.
@Eternal-Wanderer idk man. It was my third at that day. I finished Marielle, Biblo. Princess and Whats goin... so they all looked same to me. Maybe you are right. I just got bored reading "similar" stories over and over again. Especially if its not isekai :D