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
The net crusader: John Perry Barlow
However, another worry is what will be lost in the meantime. "If we stick to this model for a period of time a lot of the work that we have done during the last 150 years is going to be lost if the content companies don't permit it being digitised," he says, pointing out that far from letting go of rights, media companies are using digital media to reclaim them. "If you download an ebook of Alice in Wonderland, which is in the public domain, it actually says in the small print that you can't read it out aloud."
"We saw a lot of this happening during the heyday of Napster. People were taking LPs and ripping the vinyl on to their PCs and a lot of those records I really want to see make the cut. The companies that produce those LPs hadn't sold any of them for years and had no intention of selling them but were stopping them doing it," he says.
Believing that the internet community has a three-year window to take the good fight to the content owners, Barlow doesn't intend to quit now. "What I do about it is go around and try and tell as many people as possible that something serious is taking place and they should be aware. Eventually, the truth will out. That's all I know to do," he says.
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