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Amazon can do a lot of money only from selling kindle, like Apple does with the iPod.

The Kindle DRM wasn't hacked to REMOVE the DRM from Kindle purchases, but added to other books so that they too could be read on the Kindle.

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

DRM is not to prevent other files from being readable on the Kindle.

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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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