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Losing The Signal - good book about the development of the Blackberry cellphone

Started by ssfc72, July 12, 2023, 03:42:36 AM

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ssfc72

I got this book from the Peterborough library.
It is a good read about the two founders/CEO's of the very large Canadian company, Research in Motion (RIM), based in Waterloo< Ontario and the Blackberry email device/smartphone.

The movie, Blackberry, was based on this book.
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Jason

Thanks, Bill. Shame they don't have the ebook version (or maybe there isn't one).
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ssfc72

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Jason

Thanks. I've been trying to determine if the Internet Archive has the legal rights to post such materials. So far, all I can figure out is that they say they will remove materials violating copyright if informed so. I can't imagine that the publishers of such a new book have given permission to share it. But I could be wrong.

Fox might find this interesting: according to Wikipedia, Trent University has donated over 250,000 documents to the Archive.
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Jason

It's easy enough to view online after creating an account and signing in. Otherwise, you just get a preview. But I haven't figured out how or if you can download it for reading. The text is pretty small in a web browser. Have you read anything from the Internet Archive, Bill?
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ssfc72

You need to choose the 14 day download option, to be able to download the book, to read. You also need to have Adobe Digital editions software downloaded to view the book downloaded file.
Digital Editions will run under Linux using WINE.
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Jason

#6
Strangely, there was only one listing where I could download the book and it wasn't a PDF file. It downloaded an .ascm file which won't open in Acrobat. I tried. The other download link did the same thing. And yes, I signed out the book for 14 days (12 left!).

See the attached screenshot.

Were you able to download it to read? Or can you try for me when you have a moment to see if it's just me?


Update: SOLVED with thanks to Bill
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Jason

My fault. I didn't read your post clearly. I thought Adobe digital edition was the same as the PDF reader. Works now although I've just tried it under Windows so far. Wanted to make sure I was doing it right before I even thought about trying it under Linux.
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