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      29.11.2000 04:54
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      There are more than 2500 free ebooks available on this site. The titles are all out of copywrite and so they have now come into the public domain. This means you can read them without paying royalties (legally). Choose from classics and older non-fiction titles. You can even search to see what is available by a particular author. You don't need any special software to read these texts but they are very basic. There is no fancy interface.You just get plain vanilla text which can be very hard on the eyes. I have read a few books that I would never have considered buying including 'Adam Bede' and an obscure scholarly work called the 'Anglo Saxon Chronicles'. There's some interesting stuff to choose from. Worth a browse through as you never know what you might find. You can always make the reading more comfortable by altering the font size and printing the text out. I must admit, though, it still doesn't have the same feel as a book.

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      06.07.2000 05:41
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      I have a psion3c. Resently I have discovered that you can download e-texts from resources such as Project Gutenberg onto the psion via a piece of software called PsiWin 2.2 (this can be bought from Psion it is a piece of software that allows psions to interface with PCs). You'll need a "Reader", this is a piece of software (either freeware or shareware)which allows the Psion to read the e-text without taking up too much internal disc space, (available online from sites such as http://3lib.ukonline.co.uk/)and then your away. Gutenberg is a sight that gives the public access to works of fiction and non fiction that are no longer covered by copyright so the choice is going to tend to be classic. I for example am currently working my way through the "Last of the Mohicans" it will be interesting to see how the original story compares to the resent film of the same name. A word of warning though, be mindful of the size of e-text you want to download onto the psion a 3c only has 2Megs and if you have a lot of other stuff on it an e-text will take up a lot of space. Still there are e-texts of different sizes and subjects so unless you really don't like the classics there should be something for everyone.

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      05.07.2000 23:56
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      Over 2500 eTexts have been created by the Project Gutenberg. The eTexts are books that are now in the public domain. So no modern titles. What you will find is classic literature, and reference works. Checking if a title is available is simple. You can search the Etexts by for example author or title. Alternatively you can browse through the eTexts indices. When you find something of interest you can simply download it as a text file and read it offline. Why do I like the Project Guttenburg? Just by browsing through the Etexts, I've come across many books I would not have considered reading before. It is the reading of a book that is the only problem, I don't particularly like reading a book on a computer screen. So some sometimes I find myself going out and buying a copy of a book, if it is particularly interesting. The site can be found at http://promo.net/pg/

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