[free-sklyarov] Free book terminology (was Things you can't do with ebooks)

Jon O . jono at microshaft.org
Thu Aug 9 09:56:48 PDT 2001

Pay-Per-View books...?

On 09-Aug-2001, Robert Knop wrote:
> > I think we need a seperate word for ebooks that are "locked up" 
> > (media?) such as Adobe and Microsoft's ebook's. So one would 
> > know when someone is talking about the above or an ebook in 
> > HTML/Text/etc.
> How about a crippleBook?  That refers back to "CrippleWare," the form of
> ShareWare which had key functionality disabled until you paid the
> licensing fee.  Not really the same thing, since *here* you pay the
> licensing fee just to get the crippled version.  But it does get the
> point across that you're getting something limited.
> -Rob
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