[FoRK] Re: Kindle first impressions

Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> on Sun May 4 12:23:48 PDT 2008

Does the DRM aspect not trouble you, or do you just see the benefits
outweighing the costs? More generally, the same question applies for
the tying to a particular vendor by non-DRM means (e.g., the
Whispernet functionality, or putting PDF conversion on their machines
instead of yours.)

Luis

On Sun, May 4, 2008 at 3:07 PM, Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> wrote:
>
>  On May 4, 2008, at 1:52 PM, Jeff Bone wrote:
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> > Long version:  read my first Kindle book yesterday afternoon and evening,
> Julian Dibbell's Play Monty.
> >
>
>  Play Money, I meant.
>
>  Highly recommended, btw...  worthy successor to My Tiny Life.  Document's
> Dibbell's run at making a real living in (the UO) virtual economy.
> Excellent read despite over-abundance of straight-from-blog clips and
> references to Huizinga, Caillois, and Baudrillard.  Though I must say his
> attempts to get the IRS to render an official opinion on the tax status of
> purely in-game barter and property made me want to punch him. ;-)
>
>  Anybody read the book  _ Bossa Nova: The Story of the Brazilian Music That
> Seduced the World _ that he coauthored with Ruy Castro?
>
>
>
>
>  jb
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