I remember checking out Project Gutenberg when it first became available on the web and I’m pleased to see how much it’s grown and how much more sophisticated it is. I use Project Gutenberg as a handy way to check quotes if I’m pretty sure that they’ve come from a specific Shakespearean play, for instance. It’s also handy if you are looking for out of print popular literature like Rafael Sabatini’s “The SeaHawk”.
ListenAlaska is a great idea. People love, love, love audiobooks. When I worked at the public library, we could barely keep them on the shelves. People liked to listen to them in their cars on their regular commutes or on long trips down the highway. I notice, of course, that Microsoft has made sure that their software won’t play on Apple iPods. It seems to me that making your software cross-platform compatible could only boost your sales, but apparently that’s why I’m a librarian instead of a bazillionaire software mogul.