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There are a few mis-statements. With an ebook, you can lend it to a friend and still have it, so there’s no worries about it being lost, damaged, or never returned.
Yes, ebooks are overpriced by places like Amazon and soon, Apple. If you pay those prices, you are probably too stupid to read anyway. I have almost 900 ebooks and the few I did pay for were at most, $2.00.
Finally, an ebook reader or even an iPad are also a waste of money. I have a 10 y/o tablet PC that does more than an iPad, cost less, is more rugged, has user-replaceable batteries, USB port, a genuine GPS receiver, shows videos, flash content, and of course, has WiFi for email and web surfing.
Cost? Under $300. Most netbooks and laptops will do as much or more.
Ipads are not a waste of money.
My guess is that you’ve never tried an ipad or even held an ipad before.
How about not judging it before you actually know anything about it.
Ipads are basically a scaled-up version of an Ipod Touch, and they lack most of the basic features you would expect from a so-called computer, such as, oh I don’t know…a keyboard, a USB port, no multi-tasking, no Flash support…the list goes on
you can pick up a netbook or hell even a laptop for half the price and it does everything an iPad can AND can’t do.
James, it all depends on the legality of your exchange. Most ebook files, when sold instead of copied, prohibit the dissemination of copies to other people, so typically you are not able to lend it to a friend. Sure, we can all get around this by just finding and downloading the books elsewhere, but this is discussing legitimate sales through the popular venues, where you do not own the file, you just have the right to view it in a specific manner.
I would rather go to a library and get the book for free* than pay any money to apple or amazon. Also, there are millions of free e-books out there (I am talking about FREE Legal E-Books, not on/from p2p programs)
What ever happened to paying for books to support the authors? I’d pirate games, movies, music, but never books. MOST authors are not millionaires, after all.
The human race is going down the shitter
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