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gordond
gordond
amazon kindle
Oh, why must you look so incredibly fantastic, amazon kindle?

I have yearned for a good e-book reader since the very early 1990s.

I thought the Newton was going to be on the way to being it but could never afford one. Now that I have one that I got for free, I know that it's not it.

The Kindle looks like it's it.

I guess I will wait until people want to sell theirs, or until it goes down in price.

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prezzey From: prezzey Date: le 22 novembre 2007 00:24 (UTC) (Lien)
But isn't it closed-format and with a DRM scheme? The prerelease info strongly hinted at that, and I haven't looked into it again now that it's out.
gordond From: gordond Date: le 22 novembre 2007 00:31 (UTC) (Lien)
There are plenty of workarounds for all that, thankfully. :)

Also I'm not too bothered if my copy of the New York Times is DRM protected. Hashem knows I'm just going to 'bin' it a week later anyhow :)
prezzey From: prezzey Date: le 22 novembre 2007 01:05 (UTC) (Lien)
I just looked into it, and it looks worse than I anticipated :[ I'm not too enthused by a gadget that needs to be hacked to obliteration just to make it usable... and I have a pretty high tolerance for that sort of thing, being a Linux user from before the shiny Ubuntu days :D

Though if someone gave one to me for free, I'd happily hack away on it I suppose :P
gordond From: gordond Date: le 22 novembre 2007 01:44 (UTC) (Lien)
It's not so much a hack as it is a perfectly free piece of software that converts formats. If they do send me one I'll let you know how it goes. :)
prezzey From: prezzey Date: le 22 novembre 2007 02:10 (UTC) (Lien)
I've just posted about it, I'm looking for an other solution than converters, I'm sorry I haven't made it more clear. I have 25+ gigabytes of technical reading and reference material in PDF, it would be an awful waste of computing resources to convert all that to a different format ;] and I hear there are problems converting PDFs to the Kindle's format - some types of PDFs don't convert at all, and some get mangled in the process. (I've mentioned in my journal that there are other devices that do this too, but I don't know how well their conversion method fares.) I'm looking for a way to natively display PDF, though it's quite an engineering problem, I admit.
prezzey From: prezzey Date: le 22 novembre 2007 02:19 (UTC) (Lien)
But I really hope you can squeeze a Kindle out of them!!
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