Reading the Web - Instapaper
In this short walk through of how I use Instapaper, a text harvesting tool for websites, I talk about the value there is in being able to extract text from one place and then carry it with me and read it with whatever device I happen to have on hand at the time.
Tools like Instapaper that take some of the content of a webpage without taking all of it make me wonder if it is unethical to strip advertising from a webpage. Am I denying the author or publisher necessary income by “liberating” the text from its context? What else am I leaving beghind when I take the text and go? What analog reading habits are similar? Clipping from the newspaper?