[LMB] OT: Downside of eBooks

beatrice_otter beatrice_otter at zoho.com
Sun Jul 14 00:02:25 BST 2019


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> On Jul 13, 2019, at 9:54 AM, Harvey Fishman <fishman at panix.com> wrote:> > Kindle does not use the Cloud; it stores all its books on local memory. You CAN redownload all books purchased from Amazon, so if you consider THAT the Cloud, so be it. And Kindles are available with up to 32 GB of local storage, which should be enough for almost any personal library.Beatrice Otter:Yes, but Amazon has decided to recall books before, deleting the books in question not only from the account, but from peoples' devices. If it's a regular kindle with the books loaded the way Amazon defaults to, then you are vulnerable to this. If you download the books manually and store them somewhere Amazon doesn't know to look for, they can't do that. Beatrice Otter 


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