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Has anyone got an EBook ? Are they worth buying ?

If you PM me your eMail address I'll send you an eBook in Word format and show you how you can read it on your computer.

Don't worry, I'll still let you pretend you know everything. B)

I'll also sell your eMail address to porn sites who will spam you for the next 40 years, but you probably get that anyway. :lol:

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Has anyone got an EBook ? Are they worth buying ?

If you PM me your eMail address I'll send you an eBook in Word format and show you how you can read it on your computer.

Don't worry, I'll still let you pretend you know everything. B)

I'll also sell your eMail address to porn sites who will spam you for the next 40 years, but you probably get that anyway. :lol:

:clap2: :clap2: :clap2::cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy:

Hi!

Eny one,had read,The Noble House, of James Clavells.?

Thats a really good book-going on in Hong Kong-Clavell have write a collection-Asian Saga,which this one is a part of-but no need to read them all,if you dont want.

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Shogun, by James Clavell is one of the best novels I've read.

I have King Rat, Nobel House and Shogun as eBooks if anyone wants them.

Have to eMail them though, can't send them here. :whistling:

Edited by sceadugenga

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Dick Tracey : P.I.

Sherlock Holmes : Who did it

James Bond : Catch me if you can

Just a couple of titles but I think some of you have read them already :D:lol::D

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Dick Tracey : P.I.

Sherlock Holmes : Who did it

James Bond : Catch me if you can

Just a couple of titles but I think some of you have read them already :D:lol::D

OK, maybe your not a private Dick , but maybe your a Dick in private, I don't know ;)

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I'm reading "The Caine Mutiny".

I saw the movie when it first came out... longer ago than I care to remember and came across it again last year.

I decided to hunt the book out, it's an award winning novel of WW2, I'd put it into the same class as "From Here To Eternity", a great book that was made into a really good movie.

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I enjoy the true crime stuff, many too many to mention but some really fascinating reading.

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I became a fan of Val McDermid this last year, boy can she write a crime thriller novel.

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I enjoy the true crime stuff, many too many to mention but some really fascinating reading.

If you haven't already, do yourself a favour and get The Ice Man by

Philp Carlo.

One of the best true crime books I have read.

It's about a contract killer for the mob called

Richard Kuklinski. A real page turner.

Regards

Will

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Great Vietnam war novel (American soldier perspective)

Matterhorn

Fascinating exploration of Jewish guilty feelings about Israel and anti-semitism in general

The Finkler Question

Currently liking

Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

Edited by Jingthing

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It looks to me as if Scea's pioneering habits are sweeping the world.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/30/ebooks-paper-books-barnes-noble-nook_n_802835.html

The problem with this of course, will be getting people to pay for them. An eBook is a lot easier to upload and download than a movie in torrent type sites and look at the huge amount of files obtained for free in that field.

It's a real moral dilemma, is downloading intellectual property theft? Does it fall into the same class as burglary and car stealing?

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It looks to me as if Scea's pioneering habits are sweeping the world.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/30/ebooks-paper-books-barnes-noble-nook_n_802835.html

The problem with this of course, will be getting people to pay for them. An eBook is a lot easier to upload and download than a movie in torrent type sites and look at the huge amount of files obtained for free in that field.

It's a real moral dilemma, is downloading intellectual property theft? Does it fall into the same class as burglary and car stealing?

What the publishers should do is radically lower the prices on the downloads and wage a massive PR campaign about how creators will eventually stop creating if they can't ever get paid. I think readers would actually be more open to that message than film watchers.

Edited by Jingthing

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It looks to me as if Scea's pioneering habits are sweeping the world.

http://www.huffingto...k_n_802835.html

The problem with this of course, will be getting people to pay for them. An eBook is a lot easier to upload and download than a movie in torrent type sites and look at the huge amount of files obtained for free in that field.

It's a real moral dilemma, is downloading intellectual property theft? Does it fall into the same class as burglary and car stealing?

Of course it falls into the same category, if the materials are still under protection. The argument is much the same as the older argument of whether stealing the small piece of candy from the shop is as bad as stealing a car. Same, same, according our mores, even though different societies assign larger penalties for crimes involving things of higher value.

From the consumer's point of view, yes there are a tremendous number of freebies out there. From the artist's point of view, there are a tremendous number of thieves out there.

From the artist's point of view, I can imagine looking at the stats for my work at the end of a year and just being sick about the amount of money that has been stolen. I understand it completely as a person who has many ideas that I would love to bring to fruition while knowing that the majority of them could be copied and sold with the slightest modifications to exempt them from patent work that I paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for to protect the idea.

We all are on our honor if we want to live in an honorable society. It isn't up to laws or written protections and safeguards that are put into place to keep us honest. It is up to every individual to do what is right and to keep up the peer pressure to help others do the same thing. As long as we understand the mores in place for our own good, and abide by them, we shouldn't need written codes with punishments assigned for the degrees of violations we may commit.

All of that said, I will admit I have lots of failings in that area. Lots. I am a bad person.

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