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The Kindle supports Mobipocket files directly. You don't need to write a script to do that.

Hack let you convert encrypted Mobipocket files that were intended for another reader so that that work on Kindle.

If you read some of the Kindle discussion groups, you'll see people complaining about "no backlighting", and then a few days/weeks later they will be lauding the fact that it has no backlighting.

DRM refers to the fact that you can't view Amazon Kindle books on other devices (including your computer), or on other Kindles - i.e. no sharing, the purpose of DRM.

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Hearst Interactive Backing Kindle-Like E-Book Reader Startup FirstPaper (CBS News)

Hearst Interactive, the digital media investment arm of Hearst Corp, is incubating a Kindle-like e-book reader, paidContent.org has learned, and the separate venture is called FirstPaper. The stealth startup is based in Palo Alto and New York City. It is developing this device based on Linux and will have some variation of Mozilla browser or its underlying technology (XUL) in it. Some hints ... ...link to new window

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