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Digital Books: Digital FAIL?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

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This week I had a lively conversation about Amazon’s recent Kindle mobile phone announcement with Wiley Author Reto Meier. I invited Reto to share his thoughts with readers on why he believes digital books have a very long way yet to go. The future of publishing may be digital, but costly Kindles and eBooks on iPhones [...]

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Barack Obama and the Permanence of Paper

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

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Business Week’s David Kiley says “Obama is great for newspapers” and describes his search for a newspaper this morning, only to find there were none available at the many locations he looked. Mr. Kiley wraps his post by asking the question “could it be that with such change afoot amidst a national financial crisis, readership of [...]

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Social DRM: How Much is Too Much Information?

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

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I have been thinking about the concept of Social DRM for e-books a bit more lately. It’s a model I believe can work, but I wonder how much is too much information to embed. I think a watermark containing something like “This e-book prepared especially for John Doe (jdoe@jdoe.com)” is perfectly acceptable. But, does [...]

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