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The esence of epub it's HTML

How simple an invaluable do eBooks look, when you can download them from the internet, often weighting less than a Megabyte? The story, content and even knowledge,  it's still there but it lacks matter and as a results it seems temporal, sometimes even cheap or fragile. It's easier to get it and therefore it seems less painful to dispose.

The truth is that still takes the same effort and energy to create the content. However, from the technological point of view, the distribution it's easier and the same medium in which the product is created, can be used for distribution and consumption. That gives as great advantage: Not having to print.

Reality it's always made more cumbersome, and we find lots of different eBook reader devices with very different requirements. The problem here, lies on the second statement of the previous sentence. Many different devices are not a problem on there own. Their required formats usually are on the other hand.

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