Amazon Reader: Not Recommended

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I just bought David Goldberg's "The Design of Innovation," (his book "Genetic Algorithms in Search Optimization and Machine Learning," is an exemplary piece of technical writing). On checkout from Amazon, I was asked if, for \\(16, I wanted to upgrade and get digital access to the book's content. (It's a \\)68 book.) I said "yes," to investigate this new feature. It is not worth it. Look at this screen shot of the 200% zoom. as you can see, the text is bitmapped and hard to read. (You can even see noise from the page background.)

I am not an e-book fanatic, but am beginning to come around. Certainly, for me Zinio is better than waiting a month for a hard copy (the joys of Hawaii). I feel strongly, though, that you have to have vector fonts, this will be doubly true with Vista's much-improved display model. ::: :::

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Download: I just bought David Goldberg's \$.one

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