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2007-03-11 OLPC And eBook Readers

The OLPC project is discussing about the potential eBook readers to be used in their project. I recently saw that they imported in their GIT tree, a minimalist eBook reader for reading book from the Gutenberg Project in HTML format. The software is composed of two parts : the client part (in Javascript) and the "server" part (two small Perl scripts). The software is quite young (imported two weeks ago) but looks very promising just because it's so simple… I'm always very surprised by the long process needed to reach simplicity in a software.

If you want to play and install the software :

git clone git:// olpc

The software is still very alpha but it works. Don't forget to change hardcoded book name in script.js. I'm waiting for the next updates of the software.