Recently, I blogged about my new Kindle (http://goo.gl/JJF0q) and some of the personal and professional possibilities I saw for it. Since then, various friends and colleagues have raised the "compatibility" and monopoly issues for published eBook formats. I have found that Calibre (http://calibre-ebook.com/) is an excellent way to overcome this by easily converting between all formats and managing your electronic library. It also does great news compilations.After a few dozen failures at reading and retyping things like
Dec 17, 2011
Damn the stinking "captcha" technology
This afternoon I tried to post the following note on my Facebook page:
I had to conclude that the idiots programming for Facebook must never have considered the possibility of two links in one comment. In any case, I resent being asked to do security checks on my own page. Even the "audio captcha" attempts were failures.
This form of verification technology is extremely intrusive and makes me less concerned with security, not more. Really, there must be a better way.
Oh, yes... Calibre is an excellent tool for eBook management and seems to overcome many of the barriers which concern some colleagues and friends. And there's nothing Amazon can do about it.