9 02 2008
An e-book is a text stored in a digital way which can be copied and read in a PC, or in a recent portable devices for eBooks. These books can be read by programs which are called readers.There are basically two steps to build an eBook: prepare the content for conversation, and choose a tool for conversation to Microsoft Reader. All conversation tools require that you have a clean HTML file and marked a sane with the standards defined by the Open eBook Foundation. For more details on these standards visit the Web Open eBook. You can create an eBook in a short space of time (2 or 3 hours) if they have prepared all the necessary parts. Among the items needed include images JPEGs for Home and the Library, as well as other elements that may need eBook. To get more information on the elements of an eBook see Guides Source Materials and Source Materials Conversion Guide and Conversion Guide available for downloading from the same site and included in Content SDK.

To read eBooks in a PC or poket PC, we have to use a reader program. Nowadays there are two readers available: Microsoft Reader and Glassbook Reader. These programs let us adjust the typography, turn on the pages, use pointers, insert notes, bring texts out , and many other functions necessaries for readding. The books are downloaded from Internet, or can be generated by ourselves. Glassbook read files on PDF; and Microsoft Reader, files on .LIT or Reader which fulfil with OEB rules. These last take up less space than PDF ones. Microsoft give us free machines to turn Word files into Reader, and ReaderWorks company offers machines to turn HTML into Reader. These tools makes very easy turn on Word or HTML files on eBooks.



Web 2.0

9 02 2008

 Web 2.0 is the business revolution in the computer industry caused by the move to the Internet as platform, and an attempt to understand the rules for success on that new platform.

The concept of “Web 2.0” began with a conference brainstorming session between O’Reilly and MediaLive International. Dale Dougherty, web pioneer and O’Reilly VP, noted that far from having “crashed”, the web was more important than ever, with exciting new applications and sites popping up with surprising regularity. What’s more, the companies that had survived the collapse seemed to have some things in common. Could it be that the dot-com collapse marked some kind of turning point for the web, such that a call to action such as “Web 2.0” might make sense? We agreed that it did, and so the Web 2.0 Conference was born.

In the year and a half since, the term “Web 2.0” has clearly taken hold, with more than 9.5 million citations in Google. But there’s still a huge amount of disagreement about just what Web 2.0 means, with some people decrying it as a meaningless marketing buzzword, and others accepting it as the new conventional wisdom.

This article is an attempt to clarify just what we mean by Web 2.0.

In our initial brainstorming, we formulated our sense of Web 2.0 by example:

Web 1.0   Web 2.0
DoubleClick –> Google AdSense
Ofoto –> Flickr
Akamai –> BitTorrent
mp3.com –> Napster
Britannica Online –> Wikipedia
personal websites –> blogging
evite –> upcoming.org and EVDB
domain name speculation –> search engine optimization
page views –> cost per click
screen scraping –> web services
publishing –> participation
content management systems –> wikis
directories (taxonomy) –> tagging (“folksonomy”)
stickiness –> syndication

The Web As Platform: