The Kindle has many flaws, but it does allow you to read a few different non-DRM formats.
As glued to the net as we all are, there's vast quantities of content that is not available online.
DRM is not to prevent other files from being readable on the Kindle.
Kindles can read a variety of non-proprietary, non-DRM'ed formats. They read TXT, HTML, JPEG, and non-DRM Mobi files directly.
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