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Kindle 3 Arrived Today

My new Kindle 3 arrived today. I love new toys so I’d been eager for it to arrive. They’re now taking orders for delivery in mid-September so I’m glad I ordered early.

E-Ink Basics

When talking about the different displays of ereaders and features like backlights, etc., it can be really helpful to have a basic understanding of how the electronic ink (e-ink or eink) technology actually works to better help you understand why some features may or may not be possible on an e-ink display.

Digital Rights Management Basics

Digital Rights Management (DRM) is another phrase for file security and is an effort to try to prevent electronic piracy by limiting who and how particular files can be opened. Unfortunately, some aspects of various DRM efforts can make it difficult for the consumer to legitimately make use of their purchased ebooks in ways they want to when they want to.

Decyphering File Types and File Type Support

One of the things people are most confused about are the lists of various file types they see on the technical specifications pages for the ereaders they are interested in. How do these translate to ebook retailer lists that list a few ereaders or software programs instead of the file extrensions? What do these file types translate to in the real world?

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