DRM is not to prevent other files from being readable on the Kindle.
The Kindle has many flaws, but it does allow you to read a few different non-DRM formats.
Non DRM Mobipocket format is already supported on the Kindle - just drag and drop.
Amazon can do a lot of money only from selling kindle, like Apple does with the iPod.
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