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I hate the way my university library is going towards using Ebooks rather than just buying the books and putting them on the shelf. You just cannot successfully read a long-form book on a computer screen — it’s a horrid experience. Especially when you need to actually use that book for research. And because they employ the dreaded DRM, I have to use Adobe Digital Editions, which is an astoundingly bad bit of software.

Libraries: if you must go the ebook path, please use open formats and don’t force users to install proprietary software. Look, and the way that you get to read the books on an iPad (something that makes a lot more sense than reading on a computer screen) is to strip the DRM off the files … these idiots wonder why people go to all these lengths to strip their crappy protection off their files!

Die Adobe Die!

Update: excellent instructions on stripping the DRM.