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Old 08-09-2009, 03:20 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by K-Thom View Post
So, the current devices work with "Adobe epub". What about some years in the future? Will ADE still be around? Is there another kind of DRM-epub from another company, and of course, those two then are not compatible?
That is exactly my fear too. Now we say "oh well, too bad that we loose some Mobipocket ebooks, but hey, ePub is becoming the new standard anyway, so let's move on."

But what if in 1-2 years time someone (maybe Steve Jobs??) invents a beautiful new ebook format, that renders ePub obsolete? Will Adobe allow us to read our drm-ed ePub ebooks on some Apple iTablet? History might just repeat itself...
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