May 26, 2009

Project Gutenberg Texts on iPhone

Project Gutenberg, actually the e-reader that had access, was originally banned from the iPhone due to access to the Kama Sutra. It is now allowed. I am guessing there is much more "porn" on the iPhone than the text of the Kama Sutra.

See full story on WIRED.


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gravatarPosted by Jon Boyd
Posted on June 17, 2009 03:41 PM

This does look like a very nice reader.

It seems like an app that has been missing. That is, a "very nice" reader. There have been plenty of generic readers.

I certainly understand Apple's initial reaction from a decision maker who is not familiar with classic literature.

gravatarPosted by Dr. Rory Lewis
Posted on October 1, 2009 01:43 AM

You are right that Apple has a lot to learn here. However, even though the App store has its problems, one cannot take away the fact that they have opened the technology door to iPhone and iTablet apps to everybody. This is an opportunity, even though it has its problems.

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