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
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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
Gates: PC will replace TV, TV will become a giant Google
For Gates, interactivity is an indispensable part of broadcasting in the future. Interactive technologies will render traditional broadcast models redundant, he predicts. Broadcasters and program makers must embrace this tidal wave of interactivity - Gates doesn't say when this will happen, but he's sure it will - and consequently embrace new business models. So far, so familiar: we've heard such rhetoric since 1994. Gates is almost certainly right when he suggests that great TV convenience device, the PVR, upsets the advertisers who fund an important part of the broadcast business. That's why they're fighting hard to limit its ad-skipping capabilities in the courts.
Read the whole article - it is critical of Gates. However, Gates view makes sense for someone like me who watches very little TV and who has long ago stopped buying newspapers (the mainstream media is too biased!) in favour of blogs and selected newssites.
So, rather than face poverty, seeking out a living panhandling on the cruel streets, Bill offers the broadcast executives a helpful hand: the split screen Microsoft TV.
Gates explains that Microsoft has been experimenting with the 1970s-style split screen concept, where half of the TV is the regular broadcast program, and the other half is an interactive page. For viewers with zero attention spans - like Gates himself - the "interactive" page is always available. It will be broadcasting's salvation, he explains, because broadcasters will be able to make up the revenue they've lost from PVR-skipping by forcing viewers to look at Google-style ads.
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