Re: e-books pricing (was: Re: a very small quantum entertainment)

From: Lee Daniel Crocker (
Date: Tue Jul 25 2000 - 18:15:42 MDT

> The problem with the ebook is that you cant go from ebook files
> to microsloth word files. Or is this not correct? spike

Most of what publishers are calling "ebooks" these days are in
stupid encrypted files with special readers that aren't very "e"
at all--they can't even be read in speech browsers or with
your visual settings, and they can't be searched, indexed, or
linked. Out-of-copyright books are generally available as plain
text (and therefore usable), as are a few selected books like
Engines of Creation and The Ultimate Resource. King's new book
is somewhere in between--no encryption, but it's in pseudo-
usable PDF format.

Lee Daniel Crocker <> <>
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