Monday, 20 July 2009

In Passing

Best comment (so far) on the Amazon reader mess

Amazon has positioned the Kindle as just a vastly more convenient way to own books.  Once a customer has purchased and received a book, Amazon must under no circumstances ever meddle with the customer’s possession of that book or its content.  If they cannot promise to do this, then the premise of the Kindle is a lie; you do not own the books - they are Amazon’s to do with as they wish.  If that is the model Amazon chooses to adopt, fine - I will continue to make do with paper.  You may mock the “Chicken Littles,” but one day you will go back to reread a novel and discover that Greedo shot first. - commenter “hymie” at Volokh

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