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
NY Times: 'Print Needs its Own iPod'
The iPod saved the music industry from death by illegal download, and now the newspaper business "needs its own iPod" to stave off a similar fate. That's the argument put forward by The New York Times' David Carr on Monday.
...The search for the Holy Grail of electronic print technology -- a tablet-PC-like device that displays books, newspapers and magazines -- grows closer to success, Mr. Carr noted, but technical and economic hurdles must still be overcome.
"It looks simple to come up with a tablet that works, but it is not," he quoted consultant Esther Dyson as saying. "In order to have the power and portability you need, you need power. The screen is the part of the device that uses the most power."
Economic issues are also a factor when one considers the much-cited axiom that consumers don't want to pay for stuff that they can find on the Web for free. "Maybe not," Mr. Carr wrote. "As iTunes has demonstrated, there is a vast swath of consumers who are willing to pay for what they want and avoid the moral taint of unauthorized use."
He concluded: "In a frantic age where the quality of the information can be critical, being a reliable news source humming away in everyone's backpack sounds just useful enough to be a business."
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