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    I have just started to enjoy reading e-books on my Visor DX and find it can be more relaxing than playing games.

    What are your favorite e-books?

    So far my favorite is Dark Changeling
    (vampire book from peanutpress)

    [This message has been edited by kalaban (edited 08-04-2000).]
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    I'm currently reading: The Flatland - Edwin Abbott.

    We were supposed to read this in High School (a classic) but the teacher changed her mind. I'm not (8 or 9 years later) getting around to it and it's a good book!
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    Originally posted by kalaban:
    What are your favorite e-books?

    I'd say anything by Dostoevsky. Unfortunately, only a small number of his books have been digitized as yet.
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    What are ebooks and how do u download them. Im guessing that they are liek books that are compressed in a special format and that u can read them using a program on your visor.
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    E-books are books that are compressed and can be red on palm os.

    you can get them from www.peanutpress.com
    or www.memoware.com as well as other sites.
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    Originally posted by Pengin:
    What are ebooks and how do u download them.
    eBooks = "electronic" books
    There are many different formats. See here for more information:
    http://www.cyberread.com/ebookinfo/formats.asp
    http://www.memoware.com/mw-helpf.htm

    "What's An E-Book?": http://www.ebookconnections.com/ReadersPrimer/what's_an_e-book.htm

    [This message has been edited by narnia_77 (edited 08-05-2000).]
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    I have 3 Shakespeare plays; Hamlet, Taming of the Shrew and The Comedy of Errors in iSilo format (www.isilo.com) but please don't ask where I found them.

    Another cool reader program is CSpotRun, because it has an auto-scrolling feature that moves the text by your eyes like a teleprompter.
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    Hi ya'll... So far, I've read some books by Anne McAffrey, The Count of Monte Cristo, Starship Troopers (the original book), and I just started Anna Karenina. I love ebooks, and if ya'll have a good collection or know of a good site let me know!

    BlueAidan
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    Hi All,
    Some free eBooks is available on my web page, if you are interested. Check my user profile for the link.

    Byron
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    Originally posted by BlueAidan:
    Hi ya'll... So far, I've read some books by Anne McAffrey, The Count of Monte Cristo, Starship Troopers (the original book), and I just started Anna Karenina. I love ebooks, and if ya'll have a good collection or know of a good site let me know!

    BlueAidan

    Blue: Thanks for the feedback. Where can I find Starship Troopers ebook??
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    I'm reading the free e-book "Unleashing the Ideavirus" www.ideavirus.com

    A really interesting one was "Microsoft Findings of Fact".

    I have several Shakespere plays, Richard III is my current favorite.

    I also like Kalil Gibran's "The Prophet".

    I carry the US Constitution too. It's helpful, for example, when discussing the amendments of the Bill of Rights (1st, 4th, etc)

    I've got Darwin's "Origin of Species". It's tough to read because of the age of english he wrote it in. (odd, I don't have that problem with Shakespere)

    The last one I'll throw out is the "US Army Field Manual FM 21-76" It's a very interesting survival guide.
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    Originally posted by PDAENVY:

    A really interesting one was "Microsoft Findings of Fact".

    The last one I'll throw out is the "US Army Field Manual FM 21-76" It's a very interesting survival guide.
    Could you tell me where you got these two?

    They sound very interesting.
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    Originally posted by Babylon5:
    Could you tell me where you got these two?

    They sound very interesting.
    US v Microsoft documents (among many others) are available through memoware.com, specifically: http://www.memoware.com/cgi-bin/mwse...?Any=Microsoft

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    Originally posted by kalaban:

    Blue: Thanks for the feedback. Where can I find Starship Troopers ebook??
    I found Starship Troopers and some other good stuff here;http://www.macroscope.newmail.ru/books_in_english.htm


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    One of the best eBook/reader software is Isilo and more importantly ISiloWeb. With ISiloWeb, you can just drag out the icon in the browser URL field, and do an ALT-TAB to flip to ISiloWeb to paste it in (release the mouse button when the pointer becomes a "+")

    This turns any webpage and site into an e-book with 20% more compression over normal Doc files. Much quicker than AvantGo and helluva lot easier to customize your own profiles since it stays on your PC, instead of the net. Then you can also save your collections of addresses to see what you've already read. I've been going through short story after story in speculative and science fiction through sites such as: http://sunsite.unc.edu/boutell/verbi...ue3/angel.html http://www.tiac.net/users/Ejay/RIBBON.HTML http://www.pulpeternity.com http://www.steampunk.com http://sf.sig.au.mensa.org

    BTW, ISilo itself takes up much less room than AvantGo and you can control the link to the web instead of suffering through 20 minute hotSyncs each day.

    I think the ISilo library files are also a good way to exchange e-texts more quickly. If you would like to download about 40 SF short stories in one shot download one of the *.icl files at the following: http://goyena.tripod.com/isilo/asimov.icl http://goyena.tripod.com/isilo/steampunk.icl
    And open it using the free isiloweb ( http://www.isilo.com ) program. Don't forget to select all and choose properties and Auto-Install under your HotSync name. Some of the Asimov's stories there are excerpts, but the Steampunk ones are complete. I recommend "TAP". It's good.

    If anybody does this, please post feedback on what you think of exchanging *.icl's like this. I've got another good one with international newspapers (some are AvantGo links, some are merely adapted) that I do everyday.

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    My current favorite e-book series is the Lon-Tobyn Chronicles from Peanutpress.com! Great characters, the best magic system I've seen developed in a long time from a fantasy author.
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    HitchHikers Guide to the Galaxy! (in Isilo format)

    get it here: http://siliconvalley.pda.tucows.com/...ocs_other.html

    Lots of other good e-texts on this page as well.

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    I have a bunch of docs I've downloaded from Memoware, and I've been using the MobiPocket reader. If I download iSilo, will I be able to read these doc files I've downloaded on it, or can I only read special files?

    Also, is anyone else out there using MobiPocket and having problems with text becoming illegible? It seems that if I download too many items, the text starts to get screwy on documents that I had previously been able to read with no problem -- the characters start to get jammed together and overlap each other on the display...
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    Yup. ISilo does docs too. Or, if you want to reclaim more memory, you can also use ISiloWeb to convert the Docs to ISilo format, just do "Add file".
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    RE: Where did you get this one???

    "The last one I'll throw out is the "US Army Field Manual FM 21-76" It's a very interesting survival guide."

    Thanks!!
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