Tuesday, March 20, 2007

DailyLit: Read books by email.


Well, you know me. I like to try new things. This is actually working quite well for me. I wanted to read one of Corey Doctorow's books and while browsing his web site, http://www.craphound.com/ , I ran across the fact that his books are available from this site as little readable chunks sent daily by email. Since Corey had adopted this method as one of his publication media I decided to give it a try. You know what? It works beautifully. It is astonishingly simple. You can suspend the daily email with a single click on a link in each email chunk or you can grab as many additional chunks as you might want. I am reading Corey's "Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom." It is entertaining but one of those sci fi stories with a lot of jargon in it. Even so, the terminology has meaning and depth so it is fun.

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