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Old 08-06-2015, 10:09 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by GA Russell View Post
Do you remember back in maybe 2010 the video of an Australian tv game show? The contestants were two advertising agencies who were asked to create a 30-second tv spot to persuade people to read a print book rather than an eBook.

The first (and winner) showed a man reading an eBook; his battery dies just when the book is getting good.

The second showed the text of an eBook being altered apparently by remote control.

It looks like the second ad has now come to pass.
That is indeed an option with embedded javascript.
All the flack over the ebook bowdlerizing app of a few months back? A publisher can now create an ebook that bowdlerizes itself based on the reading app or reading app settings. Or location. (The bad guy could be Chinese in western locations and russian in chinese locations.)

There *is* money in that market and with the increased pressure on publishers, the temptation is going to be there.

Once you add executable code to a file it stops being an ebook and becomes software. Which, come to think of it, is what the Brusselcrats have been saying all along.

Big can of worms, now open...
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