ereaders: is there such a thing as too much data?

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ereaders: is there such a thing as too much data?

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1southernbooklady
Dez 16, 2010, 9:36 pm

Is your ebook keeping tabs on you?

If you can step away from the big brother undercurrent in the article, I do sometimes wonder if there is such a thing as too much data.

2VisibleGhost
Dez 16, 2010, 9:39 pm

If they start keeping an orgasm count then that's probably too much.

3AlanPoulter
Dez 17, 2010, 5:20 am


>1 southernbooklady: I do not have an ebook reader but if it is possible to disable the network connection on a reader, then buy your ebooks via another device from which you transfer them onto your reader?

4TimSharrock
Dez 17, 2010, 5:24 am

I wish my kindle kept stats that I could get at: eg looked at 27 pages from Perdido Street Station on 15th November, then no more until 29th...

5thorold
Dez 17, 2010, 8:43 am

>2 VisibleGhost:
Could be interesting if it's factored into the author's royalty payments. And it would be fascinating data. Just imagine if we discovered that Henry James has a higher orgasm count than D.H. Lawrence, or George Eliot hits the G-spot more often than Anaïs Nin....

>3 AlanPoulter:
You can always get an ereader that doesn't have a network connection at all. Most of the first generation e-Ink devices, other than the Kindle, just have a USB connection.

Seriously, I should think this is much scarier for authors than readers. Just imagine getting a report showing that only 5% of readers get beyond page 120.

6anglemark
Dez 17, 2010, 9:41 am

Just imagine if we discovered that Henry James has a higher orgasm count than D.H. Lawrence

Oh no, Colm Tóibín would have to rewrite his The Master...