Now it seems that there is a new round of calls for the book by SN Abdullah Hussain to be banned, this time by the Chinese community. Just when I thought the issue was resolved after the Ministry of Education compromised and decided to edit out a certain word from the text which allegedly “demeans” the Indian community (personally I don’t feel there is anything wrong with the word at all, its just people being overtly emotional over literature), Chinese NGOs are pressing their luck and making calls for the book to be banned.
I was a bit disappointed when I came across the news regarding a judge’s judgement to reject Google’s plan to release millions of scanned digitised books to the world. As an avid book-lover and self-confessed “bibliaholic”, I really think that Google’s plan to do so is a really great idea that will be beneficial to everyone. Never mind the critics who accuse Google of getting a “significant competitive advantage”. It is not like these same critics are unable to do what Google is planning to do and ready to start implementing when it is possible.
I bought a new Acer laptop two days ago, but until today I still cannot make up my mind on which e-book reader to buy. With so many choices in the market today, I am frankly at loss on which e-reader to plunk my money into. The ideal e-book reader for me would be one that can read PDF files, as well as having tons of space to store my e-book files. Wifi support and all that shebang isn’t really necessary, but since we are talking about a lot of money here, those things are definitely something which are value for money.
Since the iPad 2 is already launched, I expect prices for the original iPad to also go down significantly. Which in that case, I might go for a high-end iPad model in the end.