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Old 09-08-2007, 07:37 AM   #16
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With a pbook, anyone can read it. With an ebook, you might get DRM so nobody can read it.
See my post #4 in this thread, Jon. I've already covered the huge benefits of DRM there!
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Old 09-08-2007, 07:44 AM   #17
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See my post #4 in this thread, Jon. I've already covered the huge benefits of DRM there!
The benefits of DRM are that someday in the future, you won't be able to ever read that DRM filled ebook you once bought without first stripping the DRM and converting.
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Old 09-08-2007, 10:09 AM   #18
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Old 09-08-2007, 10:11 AM   #19
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Old 09-08-2007, 10:12 AM   #20
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Paperback books suck because they won't fit in my CD/DVD burner and thus, I cannot back them up on to CD/DVD.
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Old 09-08-2007, 10:14 AM   #21
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Dead tree books suck, because we get cheated out of the wonderful extra DRM that comes free with BBeB (LRX) and MobiPocket ebooks.
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Old 09-08-2007, 10:19 AM   #22
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Paperback books suck because they won't fit in my CD/DVD burner and thus, I cannot back them up on to CD/DVD.
Nice one!
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Old 09-08-2007, 10:21 AM   #23
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Dead tree books suck because bittorrent won't upload them to all the people who want a copy without paying for it.
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Old 09-08-2007, 10:36 AM   #24
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Dead tree books suck because the paper they are made of involves toxic bleach which produces dioxins, one of the most toxic substances known.

Also, they can cause domestic strife, when your partner says, "you bought MORE books?"
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Old 09-08-2007, 11:39 AM   #25
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Paper books suck because if you want to make the copy's text larger it requires the purchase and application of optional and non-standard equipment.

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Old 09-09-2007, 07:42 AM   #26
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Dead tree books suck because when I pick up a really bad book I can't just delete it and be done with it, I actually have to find some dupe to *gift* it to!
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Old 09-09-2007, 03:52 PM   #27
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Dead tree books suck because you can't adjust the font size. Since acquiring the Sony Reader I no longer need to wear reading glasses in public, - not even on badly-lit trains - which is very nice for me.
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Old 09-09-2007, 04:04 PM   #28
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My wife who has glasses got contact lenses the last time she had her eyes checked. She enjoys not having to deal with glasses.
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I only need them for fine print and can't bear the idea of sticking things into my eyes. So the Sony Reader is rather useful in that respect.

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