Friday, November 07, 2008

A bookshelf in your palm

With the advent of e-books, software readers, hand-held devices and the Project Gutenberg, you literally have access to more than a book shelf.

A good e-book reader for your mobile when you are standard at some place with nothing to do is Mobipocket reader. It comes along with a good PC based e-book creator that can take simple HTML or .txt files and convert into a format usable from a mobile device.

With the text files combined with Emacs and a few regexps, I was able to convert most of the files to readable html files in a few minutes and feed them back to the e-book format converter for hours of readable entertainment.

So, my current bookshelf contains:

  • Arabian Nights
  • Robinson Crusoe by Defoe Daniel
  • The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
With these books with me, who would mind waiting on a long queue?

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