Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: state of NY publishing

From: Brian Thornton (
Date: 15 Nov 2009

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    mrt wrote:

    "But even if you assumed that industrial civilization would continue along present lines (an impossibility, as we know from physics), do you think poor people, who are the overwhelming majority of the world, will be buying Kindles and paying to download books from Amazon?"

    Small but important point: with the Kindle, you're not purchasing content. You're purchasing a license to read it. A friend of mine downloaded a book, and for some reason (copyright infringement or something along those lines) it was "recalled" and her account credited, apologies made, and it just flat vanished from her Kindle.

    As if she'd never bought it.

    Now I ask you, how "1984" is that?

    Back to lurking-


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