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Old 04-30-2012, 05:11 PM   #16
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Going way back, it was a collection of Lovecraft stories on my Casio Pocket PC. My first E-Ink reader book was probably "Proven Guilty," Book 8 of Jim Butcher's Dresden Files.
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:31 PM   #17
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:51 PM   #18
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I'm pretty sure it was a play by Goldoni (I think it was I rusteghi) on my best friend's computer (I didn't have my own at the time). My first dedicated reading device was the PRS-505, but I'm not sure what my first book was. It might have been "Wizard's First Rule", or Petronius' Satyricon. Or a Sookie Stackhouse novel.
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Old 04-30-2012, 05:59 PM   #19
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It was an HP Jordana. Microsoft had just brought out Pocket PC. It included MS Reader and they included a free copy of Dune which I reread faithfully, enjoying every page-turn. eBooks were the only thing I used on that PDA.

About six months later MS released a complete re-write but the first gen Jordana didn't have enough memory to take the new OS and the new MS Reader with upgraded DRM. It stopped working as a book reader at that point.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:08 PM   #20
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It was an HP Jordana. Microsoft had just brought out Pocket PC. It included MS Reader and they included a free copy of Dune which I reread faithfully, enjoying every page-turn. eBooks were the only thing I used on that PDA.

About six months later MS released a complete re-write but the first gen Jordana didn't have enough memory to take the new OS and the new MS Reader with upgraded DRM. It stopped working as a book reader at that point.


I really wanted an HP Jordana.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:10 PM   #21
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For me it was probably The Sword of Shannara from Peanut Press on my Palm IIIc.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:13 PM   #22
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If we're talking ebooks in general, I think it was Dracula, on my browser.

On an actual ereader, it was Charles Stross' Glasshouse, on my K3.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:17 PM   #23
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I have no real memory of what was my first ebook read. The device was a Tandy 1000 running MS-DOS and the book would have been in a library of books on a CD from World Library. This would have been about 20-21 years ago.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:20 PM   #24
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:33 PM   #25
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First one I specifically remember reading (as opposed to a general awareness that Project Gutenberg existed, and clicking on a few things here & there) was Endangered by Johann Christoph Arnold, a free ebook recommended by a friend, on my PC.

I can't remember the first book/s I read on my Clié; I know I downloaded a small swarm from memoware, including Free Culture and Free As In Freedom and the Hacker Manifesto, and that soon after that I started buying from Fictionwise.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:35 PM   #26
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:38 PM   #27
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Sony Reader Pocket Edition. But I do not remember which was my first book.
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:55 PM   #28
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If I recall correctly, it was "The Complete Enchanter" put out by Peanut Press on a Palm Pilot. Unfortunately, Peanut Press went belly up and Pratt and DeCamp's Enchanter series is no longer available as ebooks.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:25 PM   #29
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:37 PM   #30
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