I have to answer "mostly no" to your question. 

I can open it with the Adobe reader on my Android tablet, but the pages are too blurred to read. It's a little (don’t take this literally) like an interlaced image when only the first half of the lines are displayed. I've never run into this before. 

When I open it with Documents to Go, each page is blank with a red X across it. I've run into occasional pages like this with large graphical PDF files (most often with one that's 77 Mb), but after waiting maybe 5 seconds the pages render fine. With your file, the pages are all like that and waiting doesn't help.

Whatever the problem, it's not likely to be the size of the file.

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From: Code for Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Eric Lease Morgan
Sent: Monday, October 03, 2011 9:58 AM
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Subject: [CODE4LIB] opening a pdf file

Are any of you able to open the following URL with an Android-based tablet device:

I have harvested about 60 PDF documents from the Internet Archive, and I created a rudimentary tablet-based interface to the collection here:

Using my desktop machine I am able to download and view the PDF documents found in the "catalog", but I am unable to view them on my iPad nor my iPhone. Grrrr… I've tried many different PDF viewers on my iPad and iPhone, all to no avail.

I'm wondering whether or not this is a iOS thing or if there is something wrong with my PDF files.

Please tell me what your experience is.

Eric Morgan
University of Notre Dame