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Old 05-09-2017, 01:55 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by stumped View Post
PS I was thinking of re-reading the 10 commandments- do let me know where to get permission to format shift from the original stone lumps
Shakespeare would be rolling in his grave knowing line numbers have been added to his works!

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So that sent me to find out just what this e-ink thing was, and I got a little chuckle on this page:

"E Ink or electrophoretic ink is a type of electronic paper manufactured by E Ink Corporation. It was founded in 197 based on a research..."

Hmmm. So it seems this is very long-established technology

But I have to admit, from the illustrations, the presentation looks very clear.
Maybe that can be their new slogan: "E-ink... almost as old as paper itself!"

If you enjoy reading, I would say definitely check it out. Another advantage is that the batteries last forever (no need to charge every single night). Screen On Time is measured in days/weeks, not hours. Some also come with a backlight (which allows you to read in the dark). And after staring for hours at a computer/phone screen, your eyes can actually rest!

On the EPUB side of things, Kobo seems to be making some of the best e-ink readers:

https://us.kobobooks.com/collections/ereaders

JSWolf promotes them highly (as do others on MobileRead). I bought my sister an Kobo Glo HD a few years ago as a gift and it looks fantastic (I haven't personally had the chance to dabble with it too much).

On the Amazon side of things, their latest e-inks are the Kindle Voyage + Kindle Paperwhite + Kindle Oasis:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazon...hth_generation

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Originally Posted by stumped View Post
In e-format, I can highlight, annotate... and even share! my scandalous behaviour those 'cos amazon invented this thing called most popular highlights. and enabled it by default in all of their readers.
Better organise an authors' strike immediately until such behaviour is supressed.
As a complete side note, I was researching some obscure ebook topics and ran across a speech given by the creators of EPUB.js + Hypothes.is, "EPUB.js & Online Ebook Annotation ~ Fred Chasen and Jake Hartnell @ I Annotate 2014":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xtj4LYBzRiw

EPUB.js being a way to embed EPUBs into your sites.

Hyphethes.is being an implementation of the Web Annotations standard.

That lead me to research the Web Annotations standard:

https://www.w3.org/blog/2017/02/maki...ns-on-the-web/

This would be a way to markup documents (such as books, websites, or research papers) with comments and easily Export/Import them between other programs/tools.

One of the blog posts spreading around against Web Annotations was because it could be used by trolls for harassment:

https://ellacydawson.wordpress.com/2...ences-writers/

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