Šonedēļ internetā. 20. E-grāmatas

Neoficiālais Stīvena Kinga mēnesis aprīlis noslēdzās ar viņa rakstu “Tax Me, for F@%&’s Sake!

At a rally in Florida (to support collective bargaining and to express the socialist view that firing teachers with experience was sort of a bad idea), I pointed out that I was paying taxes of roughly 28 percent on my income. My question was, “How come I’m not paying 50?” [..]
I’ve known rich people, and why not, since I’m one of them? The majority would rather douse their dicks with lighter fluid, strike a match, and dance around singing “Disco Inferno” than pay one more cent in taxes to Uncle Sugar. [..]
Charity from the rich can’t fix global warming or lower the price of gasoline by one single red penny. That kind of salvation does not come from Mark Zuckerberg or Steve Ballmer saying, “OK, I’ll write a $2 million bonus check to the IRS.”

M. Lafertija (Mur Lafferty), kas nominēta Džona Kempbela balvai kā labākā jaunā rakstniece, maijā un jūnijā piedāvā par velti iegūt visas savas e-grāmatas.
Savukārt Dž. M. Makdermots (J. M. McDermott) līdz piektdienai ir gatavs atdot Dogsland triloģijas divus pirmos romānus.
Par to, cik labi būtu, ja nebūtu DRM, un kādas neērtības un draudus DRM pašlaik rada, rakstīja Korijs Doktorovs (Cory Doctorow).

Now that Tor has dropped DRM – and acquired a valuable halo of virtue among committed ebook readers, who’ll celebrate their bravery – it’s inevitable that the competition will follow. It seems we have reached the beginning of the end of the ebook format wars, which is good news for readers, writers and publishers.

Neatceros redzējusi nevienu Duncan Baird Publishers izdoto grāmatu, bet arī viņi atsakās no DRM.

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Posted on 05.05.2012, in Kas cits and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 komentāri.

  1. O la lā… Lafertī man ir tumša bilde, bet jau uzklikšķināju download 🙂

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