As I’m thinking about bookclubs and, I sort of wish that Ruined by Design was either online or in .pdf format so that I could use a group to highlight/annotate my copy with their tool for my bookclub. I’m curious if there are any non-academic bookclubs using it in the wild?

Obviously it’s great for reading native digital content, material in the public domain, or Creative Commons content, but how could one work on participatory annotations for more restricted copyright material? Is there a plugin for the Kindle, Kindle apps, or other e-readers that may work with copyright material?

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Chris Aldrich

I'm a biomedical and electrical engineer with interests in information theory, complexity, evolution, genetics, signal processing, IndieWeb, theoretical mathematics, and big history. I'm also a talent manager-producer-publisher in the entertainment industry with expertise in representation, distribution, finance, production, content delivery, and new media.

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    1. Thanks David! I’ve seen that and a few other options before, though that bookmarklet is one of the simpler UI’s I’ve run across for the average user and provides a few output options (though sadly no HTML). I’ve documented many others on the IndieWeb wiki for future reference. In the past, I’ve just downloaded and self-parsed my clippings.txt file to turn my highlights and annotations into material on my website like this example from a book by David Christian.

      I suppose I’ll hold my breath until Jon Udell comes up with a solution. 🙂

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