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A Linux user’s Nook experience

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I’ve been trying to pare down my possessions in a manner Leo Babuta and Erin Doland would most certainly approve of over the past couple of years. A love of books doesn’t work so well with having few possessions.

Digital books promise:

  • You can read your book on a number of different devices
  • You can travel light and have your entire library at your fingertips
  • Your books won’t take up any physical space in your home
  • Food, drinks, and fire won’t mean you don’t own a particular book any more. Even if you leave your device on the plane, you’ll be able to get your books back (well, maybe.)

What stopped me from diving in head-first for a long time were some things that worry me about digital books:

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