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EDITORIAL: Control versus convenience with eBooks

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There has been a lot said, printed, blogged and tweeted about eBooks over the years, both good and bad. Recently, the main focus of this discussion has been the issue of copyright, along with its close companions, document security and piracy. In this article, Dan Shea takes a trip down memory lane and outlines his position of cautious optimism about the future of eBooks.

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PDF-to-Word Conversion: Why it’s so hard to do

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When a file is converted to PDF, it loses its meaning. On the surface all the information is there, and to your eyes it looks exactly the same, but underneath that, all the method, structure and intelligence used when designing the original document has been lost.† This forms the heart of the challenge faced when attempting to convert PDF files back to formats like DOC (Microsoft Word), RTF and HTML, and is not dissimilar to those faced when OCRing paper-based documents.

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Site posts White House strategy notes left at Starbucks

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A liberal advocacy Web site is showcasing a PDF-based document containing Bush administration media strategy notes that was inadvertently left at a Washington, DC-area Starbucks.

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