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2009: The year of the eBook

According to Chris Andrews, from Project Gutenberg, 2009 will be the year of the eBook.  Chris offers 20 reasons why.   Bring it on….what has taken so long (sp)?  I’d list them here, but it’s much more fun to read them at Chris’s site in order to see the many comments (and offer your own).

I’d like to add reason #21.  As someone who just suffered from a house fire that destroyed everything I own – except my iPhone – it’s much easier to grab one eBook reader than 400 paperbacks as you run like hell out the door.

Free Digital Texts (Audio, live music, and moving images too) – Internet Archive

From the Internet Archive site:  The Internet Archive is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public. Text Archives are:  Free to read, download, print, and enjoy. Some have restrictions on bulk re-use and commercial use, please see the collection or the sponsor of a book.  By providing near-unrestricted access to these texts, we hope to encourage widespread use of texts in new contexts by people who might not have used them before. Nearly 1/2 a million texts are available for a free download, including titles from Project Gutenberg.