The e-book story

Text formats can be read by most computers right back to ancient versions of DOS (with some minor tinkering, they can also be read on almost all platforms of the last 20 years). Text e-books are typically very small files, especially when zipped, but they don't support hyperlinks or graphics. Most plain text documents are difficult to read without some reformatting and are often converted to friendlier typefaces before being read. Plain text formats have no effective copy protection measures.

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