Originally Posted by NatCh
, as long as the files
are migratable, then the e-book continues.
All in all, I find the write up shallow and disappointing, more interested in airing the writer's (underinformed) opinion and showing off his command of tangentally related trivia than actually bringing anything new to his readers.
Agree completely with the assesment above of the article. However the point about 10 years obsolescence may not be far off the mark with BBeB books. Already encrypted rb books are harder and harder to read, the ebk books from the now defunct embiid publisher have also a short life ahead, and the imp Ebk1150 books may not last that long either. I would think that pdf's are safer for the longer term, with prc and lit coming next, but who knows...
Only if the book is in an open format like txt/rtf/html, you are sure you will be able to port it wherever if you are careful and keep backups.