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Reading the Web - Instapaper

Reading the Web - Instapaper

Written by Bud Hunt
October 18, 2010

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?  

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