Ah so it IS a superlative, that’s why I feel struck by lightning

Google claiming it to be the “largest ebooks collection in the world”

You have to understand how many times I’ve “heavily sighed” when seeing a potentially captivating googlebook was in a foreign language, or all those ones they only give you a preview of… infuriating. I think I remember an old Moldbug post about how they used to have the entire texts on there and something changed? If you want to fight a culture war you need a reliable library, that’s what this is all about. I hate how shills have been reading me for years only to learn how to slow all of this down. Their heads on spikes… “You’re not supposed to say that right out in the open.”

Ugh this was a mistake

Google also dropped support for a wide variety of ebook file formats it used to accept, including DOC, XML, HTML, MOBI and PDB, to focus primarily on the EPUB format

HTML = insta-translatable.

I focus on this technical crap so people like me in the future won’t have to. I wish I had a teknerd for a friend, they probably know lots of tricks I’m ignorant to.

Let me put it this way- you know those ancient scrolls? Thankfully I have never had to read one. They just look very inconvenient. That’s the state of Google Play, as nifty as it nevertheless is.

This is next-level futurism

Text can be read out loud using the device’s text-to-speech engine or Google Text-to-Speech, with an option for a “High-quality voice” in settings

Just to be fetishistic for a second, what if you could listen to someone like Choinski with a slight Polish accent?

Having a technical time over here, because the medium itself could make everything a lot smoother (theoretically)

If Google Play were more like Wikisource…

See this? Guides tell me if I click these dots it will give me the download as pdf option and..

Ah progress after much annoyance. Some of them, for some reason, have an “Export” option which allows them to be turned into PDFs. So we have recovered the “Library of Alexandria”, and now we just have to figure out how to read its contents not on obnoxious ancient scrolls.

With this convert to PDF option, we again have the line-break problem. There must be a way to convert Google Play ebooks into HTML or TXT. That’s such a clunky speedbump in this technology, why have people remained content with this for years? Even academics, they have to copypaste single lines and then do the backspacing, you know what I’m talking about, we live in the stone age. Does a little birdie know how do this before I have a meltdown? I guess I’ll just stick with these ancient scrolls for now.

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