Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Google ebooks

Yes, Google may finally be getting into the ebook market after years of breathless speculation. No, I don't think it will be a huge success.

"Mr. Turvey said that with books, Google planned to sell readers online access to digital versions of various titles. When offline, Mr. Turvey said, readers would still be able to access their electronic books in cached versions on their browsers."

A.k.a. no downloading of the ebook as a file. No reading the ebooks on planes where internet access is cut off. No reading your ebook on any device without an internet connection.

I know that according to the EULA of an ebook you don't technically own the ebook file, but at least most schemes still allow you to have it in your possession.

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