Author's view of e-books, paper publishing, and why we need both


Peter Murray writes "Found on Slashdot:

xanderwilson writes "Author Cory Doctorow has released his paper/speech

for the O'Reilly Emerging Technologies Conference this year into the
public domain. A very interesting read about his experience with Magic
Kingdom (which he is soon re-releasing under a more lenient Creative
Commons license), the failure of e-books, and filesharing as a tool for

I found the following story and ensuing discussion
on Slashdot interesting. The story is a writers perspective on dealing with issues such as e-books coexisting with traditional books, releasing material under a Creative Commons license and the impact on sales, and the positioning of various formats of an item under the premise that the work is not an 'object' but a 'practice.'