[ExI] [POSSIBLE SPAM] Re: Download 2 Million eBooks for no charge
amcmr2003 at yahoo.com.br
Thu Jul 30 04:03:54 UTC 2009
Maybe, for some reason, they want to overload the servers by making a lot of people download a lot (all) of the books "while its still free".. some kind of DDOS?
--- Em qui, 30/7/09, Emlyn <emlynoregan at gmail.com> escreveu:
> De: Emlyn <emlynoregan at gmail.com>
> Assunto: Re: [ExI] [POSSIBLE SPAM] Re: Download 2 Million eBooks for no charge
> Para: "ExI chat list" <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
> Data: Quinta-feira, 30 de Julho de 2009, 0:06
> 2009/7/30 ben <benboc at lineone.net>:
> > BillK <pharos at gmail.com>
> tells us:
> >> World eBook Fair Collection
> >> Open Access to eBooks from 7/04/09 to 8/04/09.
> >> Created by contributions from 100+ eLibraries
> from around the
> >> world, here are the largest collections.
> >> Starting July 4th 2009 is the Fourth Annual
> World eBook Fair. Our
> >> goal is to provide Free access for a month to 2
> Million eBooks.
> >> ..100,000+ from Project Gutenberg
> >> ..500,000+ from The World Public
> >> 1,385,000+ from The Internet Archive
> >> ..250,000+ from eBooks About Everything
> >> ....17,000+ from IMSLP
> >> 2,252,000+ Grand Total
> >> ---------------------
> >> During the rest of the year you may continue to
> download your
> >> selection of about 500,000 PDF eBooks by joining
> the World Public
> >> Library. Annual membership is only $8.95 per
> > Um, wow. Or maybe not.
> > Let me get this straight. They are offering, for a
> month, free access to a
> > bunch of books which are already freely available.
> > Have I got that wrong?
> > Ben Zaiboc
> > _______________________________________________
> Yes, same question, are these all already free?
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