E-reading still quite feasible without steady power supply, Paul Biba reports

By libertyc
November 13, 2012 // 4 Comments

One of the most common complaints about e-books is that you can’t do as much with them when the power goes out. Well, our former editor Paul Biba has been caught without power in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and has found that, within limits, e-reading can work just fine without a steady [...]

Hurricane Irene knocks down paywalls

By libertyc
August 27, 2011 // 1 Comment

As Hurricane Irene approaches the upper east coast, property damage is of course a key concern—but Hurricane Irene is also, at least temporarily, knocking down some virtual walls—paywalls. Laura Hazard Owen reports on PaidContent that the New York Times and are both making hurricane [...]

Hardware news from Amazon, Plastic Logic, and HP

By libertyc
August 11, 2010 // 2 Comments

Several reports on forthcoming or no longer forthcoming hardware hit the news yesterday. Most notable is the report from Nick Bilton at the New York Times “Bits” blog that notes the Kindle is just the beginning of the range of devices Amazon wants to invent to make it easy to purchase digital [...]

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