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Eastern Standard Tribe on my Samsung i330 mobile phone / pda Mar 15 2004

Here’s a picture of Cory Doctorow’s Eastern Standard Tribe on my Samsung i330 pda/phone combo (pretty close to a current-day comm from the story). I’ve been wanting to take this picture for a while, so here it is.

Eastern Standard Tribe on PDA - Samsung i330

Download EST at Cory’s site in just about any ebook format at:
(I read it in Plucker format on my i330).

Cory Doctorow Presentation Talk at Emerging Technologies Conference, 2004 – Ebooks: Neither E, Nor Books Feb 13 2004

Cory just finished his presentation at the Emerging Technologies conference (which I didn’t go to, though would like to next time…) and gave a presentation on the state of ebooks. I’ve read both of his released novels on-screen, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom just on HTML web pages and his latest, Eastern Standard Tribe on my Samsung i330 Palm / cellphone combo. I have to say that he rocks — not only is his writing top notch and enjoyable (and reads pretty quickly as well), but his thoughts and philosophy about the current situation regarding copyright and publishing are right on in my opinion.

Which isn’t to say that old media die. Artists still
hand-illuminate books; master pianists still stride the boards at
Carnegie Hall, and the shelves burst with tell-all biographies of
musicians that are richer in detail than any liner-notes booklet.
The thing is, when all you’ve got is monks, every book takes on
the character of a monkish Bible. Once you invent the printing
press, all the books that are better-suited to movable type
migrate into that new form. What’s left behind are those items
that are best suited to the old production scheme: the plays that
*need* to be plays, the books that are especially lovely on
creamy paper stitched between covers, the music that is most
enjoyable performed live and experienced in a throng of humanity.

Plus, he uses BBEdit on a mac to write with. Gotta love that!

Full text of his presentation on Ebooks
Boing Boing – Cory’s blog

Cory Doctorow’s new book is now available! Feb 4 2004

Cory Doctorow just released his newest novel, Eastern Standard Tribe. He’s made it available again as a free download (already got mine in Plucker format for my Samsung i330 Palm/phone.) I read Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom when it came out and enjoyed it quite a bit. I think Cory continues to set an excellent precedent for digital distribution of created works that really understands what it is that people want.

This is the second novel I’ve made available as a free download (the first, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, was downloaded hundreds of thousands of times and sold like hell). I’m delighted to do it a second time.

Here’s the deal: I don’t believe that there’s any market-demand for teasers or for “Digital Rights Management” technology: none of you woke up this morning and said, “Damn, I wish there was a way I could get less of the books I enjoy and a way I could do less with them once I have them.” My goal here is to figure out what people actually want out of electronically delivered text, and so I’m giving this novel to you in three open and flexible formats with an invitation: …

Get your free copy today. It’s licensed under a Creative Commons license. 🙂

Click here to download Palm PDB version of the book (Plucker format, 136K)

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