[IAEP] Xconomy: Internet Archive Opens 1.6 Million E-Books to Kids with OLPC Laptops

Jim Simmons nicestep at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 11:46:50 EDT 2009


I thought about that myself, but they specifically are targeting the
XO users and they mention the Read Activity, and it will be some time
before you can read EPUB's on the XO because it will need a newer
version of Sugar than the XO has available to it.  Also they seem to
say "not PDF" but practically speaking that's all you can use on the
XO with Read.

Sounds like I'm not the only one who's confused.

James Simmons

On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 10:08 AM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 14:44, Jim Simmons <nicestep at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This is an interesting article, but not very illuminating.  Can anyone
>> figure out what they're doing now that they were not doing before to
>> make the books usable by XO users?  It isn't clear from the article.
>> They have had books in PDF format since before the XO existed, so
>> what's new here?
> I think they are mentioning that the books are available in a more
> light-weight format. "having a 10-kilobyte file beats the heck out of
> a 5-megabyte file" maybe EPUB?
> Regards,
> Tomeu
>> James Simmons
>>> Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 23:59:15 +0200
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