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Rob Donoghue
Reminded that the Microsoft ebook store closes next week. The DRM'd books will stop working. I cannot believe that sentence. "The books will stop working." I keep saying it and it sounds worse each time.
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Rob Donoghue Jun 26
Replying to @rdonoghue
There will be refunds, and reasonable voice says to me it's just business, but the book voice wants to burn it all down. I'm kind of with the book voice on this one.
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Rob Donoghue Jun 26
Replying to @rdonoghue
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Rob Donoghue Jun 26
Replying to @rdonoghue
Oh, though I had missed this gem. Remember: Free with DRM is not the same thing as free.
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Rob Donoghue Jun 26
Replying to @rdonoghue
The. Books. Will. Stop. Working.
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Rob Donoghue Jun 26
Replying to @rdonoghue
Get a copy of Calibre. I don't endorse piracy, but your moral obligation to tolerate DRM on things you've bought is nil. (Unless you find the "you license everything" to be moral, in which case, it's impossible to steal anything anyway, so no worries.)
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Rob Donoghue Jun 26
Replying to @rdonoghue
And, look, I love ebooks. I do. Epubs. Gaming PDFs. The whole shebang. I see no contradiction between that and loving physical books, and I don't get those who do. They each have wonderful advantages. This is not about ebooks. It's about bullshit.
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Rob Donoghue Jun 26
Replying to @rdonoghue
There are plenty of publishers and bookstores who offer electronic books in reasonable ways that respect their readers. Hell, I like to think we're one of them. But there are also plenty who don't. And to hell with them.
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Rob Donoghue Jun 26
To counter my own ranting, shout out to good actors like and the program.
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Rob Donoghue Jun 27
Replying to @trissylegs
Got a great link from for some great DRM free resources
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Rob Donoghue Jun 27
More places I get great DRM free ebooks: Also, shout out to the RPG publishers, esp folks like and
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