It seems that Lloyd Chambers has made a bit of a splash on the TOP site. He’s offering a sort of online book about perfecting sharpness, but it’s sold as annual subscriptions. Comments on TOP’s post aren’t really leaning in the direction of giving Lloyd a positive review, either.
I’m a bit torn on the subject. I admit to not being a fan of online learning, and I expect “books” to be purchased. Electronic books? Garbage, to me. I want my cellulose interface.
This isn’t really a book, though – even though it’s described as one. It seems to be more like online non-interactive instruction. A subtle difference, to be sure.
Ultimately, I’m not sure why people even care. It should be easy enough to grab a one-year subscription & save copies of any content that you care about. Even though that may not be strictly legal, I doubt that anyone could possibly get a conviction so long as it’s used for personal use. Shoot, a typical browser will cache the content.
So I’m torn, but I’m thinking I’ll go for it. Ultimately, I’ll doubtlessly save copies of text that I find useful, and read what I can stand. And maybe print off a bunch of pages so I can stand to read it in the first place.
At the very least, at least the money is going to the content creator, not the publisher.