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Presque vu XXXVIII

The Dear Author site has Sandra Schwab’s positive review of a new Cybook e-book reader.

So far I’ve read 1½ books on the Cybook and I have to say it makes for very comfortable reading indeed, I haven’t experienced any sort of eyestrain whatsoever: the screen isn’t really white, but more grayish in colour (like a newspaper) and the resulting contrast between the black letters and gray background is rather nice. Still, as a first-time e-book reader I found it somewhat strange to read without being able to feel how I’m progressing through the book.

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TechCrunch examines the Chinese and Australian way:

The Australian Government has announced that they will be joining China as one of the few countries globally that broadly censor the internet.

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America’s Business Week has an interesting article by Candice Choi on the print-on-demand industry:

On-demand publisher Lulu.com has churned out 236,000 paperbacks since it opened in 2002, and its volume of new paperbacks has risen each month this year, hitting 14,745 in November.

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