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Old 03-14-2005, 01:26 PM   #5
Pride Of Lions
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I love eBooks, but I'm against the DRM-ing of the different formats. I like converting own texts from Gutenberg, but maybe that's too complex for the normal PDA-er. I'm too content with the vast public domain eBooks out there to pay for newer releases. I also disagree with the pricing schemes of eBooks. I think that bypassing the printing and distribution channels should bring the price down lower than the stated prices on these eBook e-tailers' sites.

We do talk about eBooks and related technologies here at MobileRead, but I think the majority of PDA-ers are too busy crafting their lives into this technology to add the headache of trying to decipher the various formats and readers and pricing schemes.

I also miss the bathtub experience with my eBooks (I'm a guy), but I'll live. My GF only reads magazines and Chinese romance novels. If there were a site that sold Chinese romance novels, she'd be in heaven. If there's not, someone's missing out on a golden opportunity.
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