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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2004 10:25 am
by quicksilver
This topic isnt big enough to get its own section but I think there will be some interest so I,ve hid it here :D

Ok to start the ball rolling I found these sites.

This one is a read online only , but has some interesting US gov titles

This site is rather small but easy to navigate and has a few well known authors.

This one is a normal library also so you need to specify "Electronic-resource" in the selection box. ... PAGE=First

Well I,m still busy with this lot :D.
Feel free to add any sites you find and let us know about any good books that we might enjoy . :)

CB Eprom Data Book

PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2004 2:41 am
by quicksilver
This book is rather specialist but its a great book and free ,get a copy from here (pdf format)

Let it download and then go to the upper left corner and select "save a copy"

I tried to get this last year and it was for 8 pounds then. :D

(slightly off topic but following a link from this site is an antenna length calculation program and a resistor colour code reader prog.. ) ... orcode.htm

PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 4:47 am
by nesman
I'm more into audio books, but these are a lot smaller. Also, easier to check out without disturbing your neighbors. :)

PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 5:55 am
by quicksilver
when I first started on Mx I used to gather up hundreds of these
E-books , so its nice to find places where you dont have to worry if its a trojan or a virus instead.. :D

Glad you decided to join me here Nes , Merry Xmas :santa:

Project Gutenberg

PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 2:45 pm
by quicksilver
This project has been going on for 35 years now and aims to make available online many of the copyright expired books out there, in many languages.

Here is some info about the project for those interested

This is my sort of library , no fines to pay :lol:

PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 4:20 pm
by Red XIII
Is the Gnostic Bible on there? :D

PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 5:55 pm
by quicksilver
Depends how old it is Red, if its a recent compilation it wont be expired for about 75 years :)
Feel free to look

PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 5:52 am
by moongirl
Jim Baen was a personal and vocal champion of unencrypted ebooks. The Baen Books Webscriptions program is a model in the field, and the discussion board at

PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:44 am
by moongirl
Amazon's E-Book - Kindle
The hand-held Kindle will offer more than 90,000 titles
via wireless downloads, according to

The speculation over Amazon's new ebook gadget, called the Kindle, ends on Monday afternoon during a special Amazon press conference in New York

Nov 19th 2007
Many details about the Kindle ... he-kindle/

Project Gutenberg
Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, invented eBooks in 1971 and continues to inspire the creation of eBooks and related technologies today.

Re: E-Books

PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:14 pm
by moongirl
Web 2.0 - 1,000,000th English Word
US web monitoring firm has declared the millionth English word to be Web 2.0, a term for the latest generation of web products and services.

English passed the Million Word mark earlier today, June 10 at 10:22 am GMT

Word Number 1,000,001: Financial Tsunami

Austin, Texas June 10, 2009 – The Global Language Monitor today announced that Web 2.0 has bested Jai Ho, N00b and Slumdog as the 1,000,000th English word or phrase. added to the codex of fourteen hundred-year-old language. Web 2.0 is a technical term meaning the next generation of World Wide Web products and services. It has crossed from technical jargon into far wider circulation in the last six months. Two terms from India, Jai Ho! and slumdog finished No. 2 and 4. Jai Ho! Is a Hindi exclamation signifying victory or accomplishment; Slumdog is an impolite term for children living in the slums. Just missing the top spot was n00b, a mixture of letters and numbers that is a derisive term for newcomer. It is also the only mainstream English word that contains within itself two numerals. Just missing the final five cut-off, was another technical term, cloud computing, meaning services that are delivered via the cloud. At its current rate, English generates about 14.7 words a day or one every 98 minutes.
‘Millionth English word’ declared

Re: E-Books

PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 10:01 am
by moongirl - is an amazing collection of open-source (free) material
The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.

Re: E-Books

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:43 am
by moongirl
Online reading for lovers of history & romance.
This is a new site established in January of this year and well worth a visit.
The letters are from the 1700s to the 1940s. You can view the original and these have been transcribed
for ease of reading. My favourites are the earliest which come complete with ink spots. I love this site.

The LETTER REPOSITORY is a database of historical personal letters from the 1700s through to the 1940s. This covers many interesting time periods including the Great Depression, the American Civil War, World War One and Two, the Napoleonic wars as well as many other world events. Mainly written in the English language, many of the letters contain themes of love and romance, religion, family, friends, legal and business matters.

Re: E-Books

PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:16 am
by moongirl
Text-based Games
Welcome to IFComp 2009, the competition for short text adventures.

Another site worth a visit:
The Colossal Cave Adventure game, produced in the '70s, was the historic first "interactive fiction" game, in which the computer would simulate and describe a situation and the user would type in what to do next, in simple English.

The user would thus be a part of an ongoing story in a fantasy setting — in this case, an exploration of Colossal Cave in Kentucky. But this Colossal Cave, though remarkably similar to its real-life counterpart, was also very different:

Magic was afoot in the cave...

Re: E-Books

PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 1:47 pm
by moongirl
Speed Reading
Spreeder is an online speed reading utility to help train you to read faster. It does this by flashing words at a rapid rate, which helps in three ways:
1. Reduce subvocalization
2. Increase chunk comprehension
3. Eliminate backreading

Re: E-Books

PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:17 am
by moongirl
Radically Increasing Your Reading Speed
Speed Reading can help you to read and understand written information much more quickly. This makes it an essential skill in any environment where you have to master large volumes of information quickly, as is the norm in fast-moving professional environments. What's more, it's a key technique to learn if you suffer from "information overload", because it helps you to become much more discriminating about the information that you consume.