In article <ZO98n.14507$3W2.email@example.com>,
Todd Allcock <elecconnec@AnoOspamL.com> wrote:
> At 27 Jan 2010 17:53:52 -0700 Michelle Steiner wrote:
> > Oh, by the way concerning your rant about eBooks: The iPad uses the
> > ePub format, which is a free, open, and non-proprietary format.
> > <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EPUB>
> I'll be interesting to see what Apple uses for DRM. If they use the
> existing Adobe ADEPT system, like Sony, then iPad users could take
> advantage of the wealth of public libraries who lend ePub books via the
> Overdive DRM system, which expire and become unreadable after the lending
> period is over.
> Of course, if iPad supports ADEPT, you'd also be able to purchase ePub
> content outside of iBooks/Tunes, so I don't quite picture that
Well, you can already buy music from Amazon and other places and play it
on the iPod or iPhone, so it's not like there isn't precedent.
Tom "Tom" Harrington
Independent Mac OS X developer since 2002 http://www.atomicbird.com/