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  • November 1, 2011
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Today’s xkcd makes a point that may relate to the constant griping about e-books from some old-time bibliophiles. It involves a stick-figure with a shelf full of completely blank books, who insists that the words don’t matter because the sheer act of holding a book “prompts [his] mind to enrich itself.” The last panel of…

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  • October 29, 2011
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John Allison, webcartoonist for a number of strips (the only one I recognized by name was Scary Go Round), has posted an entry to his blog lamenting the rise of the e-book and the passing of the print book. While he likes digital music, he explains, he does not feel the same way about e-books:…

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  • October 28, 2011
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Digital comics are entering a bit of a boom era, according to recent data. Comics, the aptly named app by comiXology that acts as a one-stop digital storefront for many publishers, including DC and Marvel, has been the top grossing iPad app for six Wednesdays in a row. The cannibal that wasn’t Why only Wednesdays?…

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  • October 20, 2011
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We mentioned a couple of weeks ago that Barnes & Noble had pulled all of DC Comics’s graphic novels from its bookstores in protest over DC’s exclusive e-comic sales through the Kindle Fire when it had refused to sell them electronically through the Nook Color. This action has started getting more media coverage lately, with…

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  • October 1, 2011
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Three quick Kindle stories courtesy of our sister blog Gadgetell: Office-supply store Staples is going to carry the new line of Kindles. It will have the $79 low-end Kindle with Special Offers available on October 8th, and will add the Kindle Touch ($99 Special Offers and $139 ad-free), Touch 3G, and Fire in November. The…

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  • September 30, 2011
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Amazon has quietly pulled off another exclusive content deal this week with the Kindle Fire. DC Comics has agreed to offer 100 digital comic titles only on the Kindle Fire. It’s an impressive selection of titles and it includes such well known works as V for Vendetta and Watchmen as well as  Y: The Last…

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  • September 29, 2011
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I was considering mentioning this xkcd comic strip on the evils of DRM the other day, but didn’t think it was really worth bringing up on its own. However, my friend Eric A. Burns has posted a most cogent analysis of the strip on his blog Websnark.com, and I do think that’s worth mentioning. The…

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  • September 26, 2011
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Randall Munroe, creator of xkcd, has pulled together his usual magic and come up with a pithy statement about sharing and DRM. The Giving Tree is a poem by the late Shel Silverstein, and it’s also the title of one of his poetry collections. In the poem, the tree gave everything of itself: shade, apples,…

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  • September 10, 2011
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The DC storefront in ComiXology's Comics app for iPad. DC Comics recently began selling digital versions of its new comics on the same day that print editions show up in local comic book shops. It’s a move that coincides with, and helps promote their “New 52,” a complete re-launch of all of their monthly titles…

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  • September 10, 2011
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The DC storefront in ComiXology's Comics app for iPad. DC Comics recently began selling digital versions of its new comics on the same day that print editions show up in local comic book shops. It’s a move that coincides with, and helps promote their “New 52,” a complete re-launch of all of their monthly titles…