As you all know, we’re obsessed with electronic rights around here and pretty concerned with issues like piracy and copyright violations stemming from all the ways technology makes it easy to rip off an author’s work and not compensate him or her for it. And, now, my friend Joan has sent me this link about a device that will allow you to put your entire library, not to mention that heavy backpack full of textbooks, into your e-reader of choice with little fuss and no muss.
Full disclaimer: I’ve known Ian Sullivan, one of the inventors, since he was a four-year-old with an aversion to clothes and I was his longsuffering babysitter. Before I take him to task for contributing to the downfall of the publishing industry, what do you all think of his invention? Is it merely a boon to those of us who want to cart our entire library with us when we’re on the move? Or is it another sinister way to encroach upon author rights?