Investigating ebook technology and other digital 'contents' for PDA, especially Pocket PC (...and iPod)
(updated April 4, 04)
multi formats one stop
shopping site, include non fiction and exclusive short fictions.
the best free ebook site in several
3. PeanutPress, award winning ebook store
for PDA, friendly DRM solutions.
eSummaries that deliver wisdom. Perfect for PDA users.
5. eBookAd, many indies label are here
Univ. of Virginia
Library, Free ebooks
7. FreeeLiterature dot com,
classics for free
8. Memoware, free documents from
ESSPC, great place to
start your collection (Free)
10.The Online Book Page,
from U.Penn. new
Recommended eBooks from my ebook shelf
(email me for 10%
Don't Know Much About History
Dirty Little Secrets
Killing The Buddha
The Get With the Program! Guide to Fast Food and Family Restaurants
Star Trek Series
Angels and Demons
Holly Bible NIV ed.
Da Vinci Code
Letters to Penthouse XIX
Letters to Penthouse XVIII
7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom
Against All Enemies
eBook Mail List/Newsgroup:
Pocket PC Links:
iPod Links: new
Pocket PC eBooks Watch - eBook and beyond
Distributed Proofing site goes through the roof
By David Moynihan
A WEBSERVER ENDURES Slashdotting and the publishing industry trembles. Two years after launching his Distributed Proofreaders site, Charles Franks, a programmer from Las Vegas, hit the traffic jackpot, shattering records for pages done, increasing his sites' users five-fold, and editing nearly 100 books, all in a wild weekend.
So what is DP? It's a website whose sole purpose is to generate cleanly edited public domain ASCII texts for Project Gutenberg. Franks and a few other experienced volunteers scan in the books via a $3,500 sheet-fed gadget, enter raw OCR'd text into a database along with images of each page. Visitors to Charles' site then edit the text to correspond exactly with the page image, saving the corrections before moving on to additional files. In a second round of proofing, the original edits are double-checked by another person for misses.
At DP, you don't commit to proofing an entire book, just editing one page at a time, though there's a ranking system for who's done the most. When all pages are complete, the experienced volunteer combines them into one large file, sending the completed work to Gutenberg's main internet server; shortly thereafter, the book files are replicated to literally hundreds of mirror sites across the globe.
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