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    Come help! Does the sentence make sense?

    Hi, dear teachers here,
    I came across the sentences in one article. I don't understand it. Does it make sense ?

    As for us, we will have to get used to a new object. Though a page in black and white doesn't shock us if we think of it like a pocket book, it may seem serious for other uses.

    What if the sentence as follows:

    Though a page in black and white doesn't shock us if we think of it like a pocket book, it may seem austere for other applications.

    Thanks a lot!
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    Re: Come help! Does the sentence make sense?

    It doesn't make sense to me. Additional context might help. (Or it might not.)

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    Re: Come help! Does the sentence make sense?

    More context is here , please do help !

    The article is about e-paper creation.

    Here are the contexts.


    "It's a new opportunity for the press!" cheers Rives, who personally worked on the project. "It's a chance to attract readers who don't usually read the papers, and reconquer those who have turned to the Internet. The money we will spend is not so big if we consider what's involved."
    As for us, we will have to get used to a new object. Though a page in black and white doesn't shock us if we think of it like a pocket book, it may seem serious for other uses. Will it be long until it hits color or vedio,and will it be long before we get a foldable electronic page? Maybe the technological attractioin will make us forget the grainy texture of paper between our fingers.


    NOTE:Actually this piece is an recomposition . The original piece is as follows. I am wondering whether it was correctly paraphrased.

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    The content will be continuously updated, and will support Bluetooth, Wifi and GPRS connections.'Itís a new opportunity for the press!' rejoices Rives, who personally worked on this project. 'It's a chance to seduce readers who donít usually read the papers, and re-conquer those who have turned to the free papers. The investment is not so big if we consider whatís involved!'The condition is that they take into account the reader who will require a 'richer format and will not be content with one newspaper only. The content must be enhanced with encyclopaedic information, graphics, and so on,' suggests Rives. This is a requirement for which the Belgian daily De Tidj paid the price.

    It 'threw in the towel, its version being an identical copy of the newspaper but in e-paper format. It didn't take into account the particularities of the machine,' explains Jannet, assuring that Les Echos would not commit the same strategic error. As for us, we will also have to get used to a new object.

    Though a page in black and white doesnít shock us if we think of it like a pocket book, it may seem austere for other applications. Will it be long until it hits colour or video, and will it long before we get a foldable electronic page? Maybe the technological attraction will make us forget the grainy texture of paper between our fingers. In principle, and even Rives agrees, that it is 'certainly a difficult alchemy.' But, he reminds us, 'paper did not explode in 321 BC, we had to wait until the 1500s.'

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    Re: Come help! Does the sentence make sense?

    Yes, it makes sense now. (An electronic newpaper would be new but not all that new.)

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