You know that 'Bionic Reading' thing that's supposed to be easier for some people to read? It's behind a $500 a month API, so someone made a free alternative: not-br.neocities.org/

@ephemeromorph hi, i saw that tumblr post earlier too, just want to say it isn’t behind a paywall and is free to use. see somebody else’s reply explaining here pyroaconitine.tumblr.com/post/

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According to their website they registered a patent, copyright, and tradmark in like 10 countries though lol. Even if they're not overly litigious and just wanted those to protect them from being ripped off by big tech companies, in many countries you have to enforce your parents and copyrights against everybody (including tiny FOSS projects not hurting anybody) or else the court can nullify the registration.

IMO it's their thing so they can do what they want with it; but if they were actually trying to help people they could've made the algorithm and/or software itself free for everyone and just sold access to their hosted service or service packages for their software like many companies do.

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@nytpu @ephemeromorph ok! i don’t necessarily disagree with that but i also don’t completely understand it. my post was exclusively to point out that the original toot implies that the service being offered in the neocities site is behind a $500 paywall in the original site, which is just factually untrue. it’s free! i didn’t write the tumblr post i linked, i can’t comment on everything that user said, it was just the best summary i saw. thx ✌️

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Oh yeah I agree with you and the Tumblr post that saying the service is behind a paywall is just a flat-out lie. The service is free for any reasonable individual person, I'm sure I could process my whole ebook library using their free API limits

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