This will also kill the used book market.
That's the idea.
ePub is modified HTML. Or rather, it's just strict XML with stylesheets, bundled up into a zip file. That's it. If you can make a web page, you can make an ePub.
I find calibre to be a wonderful tool for creating/converting simple ebooks. Runs on Linux/Windows/Mac
Haven't tried it with anything really complex yet though.
What I really like, is that I can take a Project Gutenberg e-text, and easily convert it from plain text to epub in seconds.
Good for us. Bad for the owner. MS cannot fuck the owner on our behalf.
Strange. I thought fuck the consumer" was their business model.
I have yet to hear an entire Pink Floyd album played on the radio.
That probably just means you're too young to remember radio stations whose format was termed "album rock". I've heard Dark Side, Animals, Wish You Were Here, and Meddle all played as entire albums on the radio. DJs loved it back then because it gave them nice long breaks. These days where everything is computerized, it's not an issue. Hell, I can set my computer up on random play with no repeats and it'll run for a month before it runs out of material.
It seems like one mp3 of the whole album should be fine to sell.
Funny. That's how I've ripped all my Floyd discs.
It's really the only way to listen to WYWH, Animals, or DSOTM,
I'll never forgive Bill for this torturous dream.
That's not a dream. It's a nightmare.
I love the snowmen cartoons as well. My favorite is the one where Calvin builds one being run over by a car, with horrified onlookers. Dad's comment is "I think we'd better get that kid to a psychiatrist."
The nightly for Lightning seems to work pretty good, though I've run into a couple of bugs. (ate one my calendars - fortunately I backup often!)
I've been using the beta for 3.0 for a while now, and one feature of 2.x that I liked that does not seem to be present is the ability to display a single message as HTML. I generally do email as plain text, but occasionally I will want to see the html version of a message. Having a single button to allow for that (and the associated pulling of remote images and such) is useful. I don't want all email to be html-enabled because I generally distrust webbugs, and I don't want to assist spammers.
Have I missed something? Does anyone have any good/useful suggestions?
I must have had my head stuck in the sand for the past 6 years.
No. You just rely on the MSM (mainstream media) to give you the news. Problem is, the MSM is still pretending the times has credibility. They'll only tell you what they think you need to hear.
Mathematics is the only science where one never knows what one is talking about nor whether what is said is true. -- Russell