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
Not even music execs still think they can stop piracy.
Jobs puts his finger on DRM's crucial weakness by pointing out that "there are many smart people in the world, some with a lot of time on their hands, who love to discover such secrets and publish a way for everyone to get free (and stolen) music." Key2audio was cracked in a couple weeks, and the hack that broke it was basically a well-placed stroke with a Sharpie near the edge of the CD face. In the DRM arms race, the programmers who devise encryption schemes are outgunned by the code breakers at every step: the minute a new system goes public, an interconnected hive mind of thousands of hackers goes to work on it. Patching up the cracks gets expensive fast, and no business likes throwing good money after bad.
DRM is an especially unwise investment now because album sales are down overall, despite the enormous expansion of the online market...
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