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Confusion bars children's author from curriculum
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| What do the authors of the children's book
| "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?"
| and a 2008 book called "Ethical Marxism:
| The Categorical Imperative of Liberation"
| have in common?
| Both are named Bill Martin and, for now,
| neither is being added to Texas
Kindle Total Cost of Ownership: Calculating the DRM Tax
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| There is one other problem with DRM protected
| books. When the reading device reaches its end
| of life, you have to assume all the content you
| purchased will be lost. If, for instance, I
| went with a Kindle, all of the content I
| purchase can be used only on devices supported
| by Amazon.
| When, several years later, it comes time to
| replace that Kindle I may get a new Kindle --
| but I can't assume that. Maybe somebody else
| will have a better device at that time. Or,
| maybe Amazon went bankrupt or evil or stupid
| and I need to switch to another vendor. There
| are any number of reasons I might like to
| switch my e-reader. If I do, I have to assume I
| won't be able to use any of the content I
| purchased for the Kindle.
| Thanks to DRM, when my e-reader reaches its end
| of life, I will have to pay to acquire
| replacement books for the material that's
| locked out of the new e-reader. I call the
| amount of that purchase the "DRM tax" -- an
| added cost imposed by DRM restrictions.
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