Originally Posted by bbusybookworm
However problems like this do raise my concerns on standising on Mobipocket as my eBook standard, at least for purchasing.
eReader is looking much more inviting, as at least it doesn't require you to connect to a server to authorise / Enter PID.
Whether mobi or ereader if the encryption server goes down you won't be able to d/l ebooks files. However, any ebooks that you have already downloaded will work perfectly fine with both mobi and ereader.
There is no need to connect to a moib server to authorise anything.