Being at home on a rainy day, but wanting to read some new novel that just came out, you can have it in seconds. This concept (not hobbled by DRM) is pretty damned liberating.
Hacker Igor Skochinsky used DRM to load Mobipocket books onto his Kindle. Using a series of scripts, he's able to convert eBook files to Amazon's AZW format and then add the necessary serial number DRM, specialized per an individual's particular Kindle.
Amazon can do a lot of money only from selling kindle, like Apple does with the iPod.
Devices like the Sony Reader, Cybook, and Kindle DO NOT have glowing LCD screens.
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