[plt-scheme] documents?

From: Mike Eggleston (mikeegg1 at mac.com)
Date: Wed Sep 17 08:02:45 EDT 2008

On Wed, 17 Sep 2008, Matt Jadud might have said:

> On Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 7:32 AM, Mike Eggleston <mikeegg1 at mac.com> wrote:
> > I'll look there as soon as I finish my morning server checks. I've been
> > researching the Amazon Kindle and since it doesn't support PDFs, I'll use
> > 'pdftotext' for converting the PDF files to text. I could use wget then
> > links to generate text documents from html pages, but I thinking text
> > from pdf will look and read better.
> Hi Mike,
> The iLiad is a bit more open than the Kindle, and will support PDF (as
> well as a number of other formats). You pay for the openness... it's
> more expensive.
> Likewise, I think the Sony reader will play will with PDF. Again, even
> from Sony, probably more open.
> I will say that I think (but am not sure) that we'll be seeing 8.5 x
> 11 sized readers (or possibly A4) sometime within the year. At least,
> there's more than one company out there with working prototypes of
> full-page sized devices. I've owned an iLiad for some time, and find
> it is only useful for content that is formatted to A5 or 1/2 US
> Letter. Anything else, and it's a pain to use. (Well, I loose patience
> scrolling around with a stylus.)
> Cheers,
> Matt

I have heard of the Sony and I do like not having a cellular radio
that can be used to track my movements (like the Kindle has, though the
radio can be turned off). I've not heard of the iLiad. I'll research it
today. Thanks.


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