|07-08-2009, 07:06 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2009
Device: Moon+ Pro
New to Mobileread
but I've been reading eBooks for about 5 years. Mostly on PDA/cell phones.
I checked out various readers & settled on Mobipocket, but recently decided to give eReader another try. So far I haven't found any other reading software that's sufficiently popular to make it worth using. And I detest formats that are tied to specific hardware.
IANAL so I take the common-sense approach to legality & ethics. IMHO the essence of both, for eBooks, is to treat the eBook as much as possible like a hard-copy book. When possible I'll make copies for backup (one difference is how easily an eBook can be lost-either deleted or corrupted) but if I give a copy to somebody else then I ensure that I give them *all* my copies. Or delete them. (Unless it's available for free, like from Project Gutenberg.)
FWIW I'm a professional programmer. Most reader software is more complex than I'm willing to tackle on my own time, but I have a pretty good idea of the potential problems & capabilities-which makes me very disappointed whenever I look at what's available. Hopefully forums like Mobileread, where we can discuss issues like these as well as solve each others problems, will help.
|07-08-2009, 09:34 PM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Northern Virginia, USA
Device: Sony PRS-505, iPhone 5, Sony T1, iPad 3
Hi calvin-c and welcome to MobileRead. I used to read on an iPaq and really like it till I discovered eInk devices. Now I'll never go back.
|07-08-2009, 10:39 PM||#3|
You kids get off my lawn!
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Device: Dell Axim, PRS350/650, PB Touch Lux 623, Paperwhite
Welcome to Mobileread, Calvin-C!
|07-09-2009, 06:00 PM||#4|
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Northern Virginia
Device: EBW-1150, Sony PRS-700BC, Sony PRS-600BC, Sony PRS650BC
Welcome to MobileRead, Calvin-C!
I see that you have the Palm Treo. I recently purchased the Palm Pre and love it. I don't use it as a reader since I have my Sony, though (and it doesn't have a reader app yet). Your views on handling ebooks are similar to mine. The ease of data loss and corruption is something that publishers seem not to take into consideration when making their arguments for DRM. Enjoy your time here at MR.
|07-14-2009, 11:21 AM||#5|
the snarky blue one
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: deep in the heart
Device: PRS500, 505 & 600, PRST1 & T2, Kindle PW, Moto Razr, Galaxy Tab 2-10"
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