• Commented on CMAP #9: Ebooks
    Charles can probably provide a more full explanation, but see post #19 for short form. There's a reason why, in many programming environments, an area for text and graphics display is called a "canvas." Letters and typefaces are graphical objects,...
  • Commented on CMAP #9: Ebooks
    The publishers (or their big media conglomerate slavemasters) are trying to make the phrase "There's no real market for eBooks." into a self-fulfilling prophecy. Not that they'll succeed (cf. the legend of King Canute), but in the meantime it's a...
  • Commented on CMAP #9: Ebooks
    People will buy ebooks over paper books for the same reason they buy MP3s - convenience. What they won't do is use a dedicated ereader - there will be no long term match to the iPod. Instead, they'll buy ebooks...
  • Commented on CMAP #9: Ebooks
    One other thing publishers need to get into their heads is that books in a series sell better if all the series is available in the same format. Until the publishers started playing games recently with pricing and availability (and...
  • Commented on CMAP #9: Ebooks
    Your comment about "I don't care about formatting..." rather struck a note. I didn't care about it much either (and I was reading webscription books converted to text plus _italics_ at the time), until I started Earthlighting as a proofreader....
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