30,000 Free eBooks Available at iPad Launch

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Minus_i7

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[citation][nom]haljordan[/nom]Why would you need to go to the iBookstore when you can download directly from Gutenberg Project?[/citation]

You don't really think Apple would let people download from anywhere other than their own iBookstore, do you?
 

HalJordan

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[citation][nom]Minus_i7[/nom]You don't really think Apple would let people download from anywhere other than their own iBookstore, do you?[/citation]

I suppose it was a silly question; I'm just not "Thinking Different" enough lately...
 

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[citation][nom]haljordan[/nom]Why would you need to go to the iBookstore when you can download directly from Gutenberg Project?[/citation]
that would require too much thinking for the iphone OS to do.
 

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LoL at Apple. Will the iPad also support my eletronic mail? Will it be able to play my midis and wavs? Will it, I shudder to think, have a solitare app available at release? What else will the wonderful iPad be able to do that most phones(including iPhones)/laptops/kindles/nooks/etc.. haven't already been able to do since release?
 

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300,000 ebooks won't get me to go near any kind of digital drm files.
I love my library and it is up to around 1200 -1300 books.mostly science fiction and world war 2 books and most are 1st editions.
i also own over 150 vintage scifi pulp magazines from the 1930's thru to 1949.
you folks buying digital will kill the real book market and i won't help that process out.
go ahead and buy digital books you can not sell,never are 1st editons, and you really don't even own what you bought.
 

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I cannot think of one single reason as to why a school district or university would purchase iPads for "educational purposes." The day my local school district uses my tax dollars to buy a couple hundred iPads is the day I'm leaving this country.
 

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[citation][nom]gorehound[/nom]300,000 ebooks won't get me to go near any kind of digital drm files.I love my library and it is up to around 1200 -1300 books.mostly science fiction and world war 2 books and most are 1st editions.i also own over 150 vintage scifi pulp magazines from the 1930's thru to 1949.you folks buying digital will kill the real book market and i won't help that process out.go ahead and buy digital books you can not sell,never are 1st editons, and you really don't even own what you bought.[/citation]

No need to be so paranoid man. The demand for physical books will always be there. Do you seriously think that a company like Barnes & Noble would risk releasing an e-reader if it eventually meant closing down all their stores? I plan to buy a Nook when I get the chance, but it will never replace my favorite pastime: the enjoyment of holding a real book in my hands and reading it.
 

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[citation][nom]haljordan[/nom]Why would you need to go to the iBookstore when you can download directly from Gutenberg Project?[/citation]

Because iBookstore is the application that "plays" the books, not only sells them.
 

HalJordan

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[citation][nom]serkol[/nom]Because iBookstore is the application that "plays" the books, not only sells them.[/citation]

Can't just navigate to Gutenberg Project on the iPad then, by pass iBookstore?
 
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how many time we are to read Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,
that a gif for the low verry low intelectual rate, every one got them 30 years ago, why no put apple2 simulation on its,
that about te same usufulness....
 

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[citation][nom]HalJordan[/nom]Why would you need to go to the iBookstore when you can download directly from Gutenberg Project?[/citation]

Why would you go book mining at Gutenberg when your ereader app of choice should do it for you?
 
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