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3 - NO COPYRIGHT CONTROLS - The big corporations in news, music, software and movie industries are shooting for burdensome encryption controls. Such controls will die just as earlier software encryption controls died. For those who cling to encryption controls, they may do it with software without affecting monitor-reader.
4 - ACCEPT ALL FORMATS - The current monitor accepts all formats that do not require special reading devices. If monitor-reader is effective, no special ebook readers will be needed
5 - VIEWING CONTROLS - It should have simple means for varying light, fonts, and page size for optimum viewing in differently lighted locations.
6 - READING CONTROLS - In addition to page turning and bookmarking, it should enable human reader to make notes and to copy and paste quotations or other ideas to other computer files.
6 - INEXPENSIVE - About $100. It may not be reachable at first. But it will happen once idea catches on and people buy unit.
Once such a monitor-reader is produced, ebook world will explode and media industries will be transformed. The monitor-reader will have all advantages of a regular book:
> Ease of Use
> Good Looks
plus advantages a paper book does not have:
> Vision Comfort Adjustments
> Note Taking and Excerpting
> Instantaneous Emailing to Colleagues of Excerpts
> Incorporation of Ebook into Your Computer Data Base
> Instant Hyperlinks
> Fast Acquisition through Downloads
> Easy, Fast Updating - especially useful for text books
Are you getting ready for ebook boom? It's taking its time coming, but it will come!
Paul -the soarING- Siegel is a provocative Internet speaker and author of HELPFULNESS MARKETNG, an ebook stressing learning, cooperation and community. Learn about it at http://www.learningfountain.com/. Subscribe to newsletter, LearningFOUNT, by sending blank email to: mailto:LearningFOUNTemail@example.com.