Digital Insurance: E-Book backup by Jesse England
Life in the cloud can have its consequences. Remember back in 2009 when Amazon unilaterally decided to remove copies of George Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm from customers Kindles due to a copyright issue. And what if we suffer a prolonged power outage? Or god forbid the Kindle becomes obsolete?
How will ever be able to access our ebooks?
Thanks to Jesse England and his E-Book Backup project we now have an insurance policy.
Says England of the project:
E-book backup is a physical, tangible, human readable copy of an electronically stored novel. The purchased contents of an e-book reader were easily photocopied and clip-bound to create a shelf-stable backup for the benefit of me, the book consumer. I can keep it on my bookshelf without worry of remote recall. A second hardcover backup has been made with the help of an online self-publishing house.
the e-book backup as read on the e-book reader from which it was photographed
Oh, and England reminds us, “The backup is best viewed in paper format.”
Copying an eBook from Cover to Cover | Hyperallgic
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