Yearning to Be Free

Maybe it's too much to hope for, but I'd bet most of us who buy digital books--whether from Amazon or Barnes & Noble--would prefer for them to be DRM-free. Bob Sprankle shares his experiences in a recent blog entry, My Book Broke:
As I was reading it, the entire Kindle froze. When I rebooted, the book’s format was toast: there was absolutely no right margin and words were actually missing from the end of sentences (if the font was increased). Now this margin thing might sound trite, but try reading text on a small device without margin space on either side of it. Trust me: it’s very hard to do. I should also say, that no other book on my device was affected. Having done a simple search within Amazon’s Kindle forum, I found that I am not the only one who has experienced this problem… there are many others who also have, and again, only with one book, not an entire library.
Until the technology is improved, we should have the option to let our books be available without DRM. The chances of that happening, though, are slim to none.

Get Blog Updates via Email!
Enter your email address:
Delivered by FeedBurner

Everything posted on Miguel Guhlin's blogs/wikis are his personal opinion and do not necessarily represent the views of his employer(s) or its clients. Read Full Disclosure


Popular posts from this blog

Rough and Ready - #iPad Created Narrated Slideshow

Old Made New: Back to Bunsen Labs Linux (Updated)

The Inside Scoop: EdTech 2020 Virtual Conference #edtech #zoom