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Mr. Bezos, Tear Down This Wall

May 06, 2009, 10:31 (0 Talkback[s])
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"c) ...Are completely proprietary and cannot be modified to do anything other than read DRM-protected Amazon books, unless you are a hacker and want to risk voiding your warranty.

"d) ...Use a proprietary e-book store that is completely controlled by Amazon and makes it impossible for independent authors and publishing companies to run independent stores which are compatible with the device. Amazon has chosen to go with the iTunes/iPhone App Store model for loading e-books onto the device, and has forced large publishers to deal with them directly.

"So it really doesn't matter to me if the Kindle is book sized, magazine sized, or the size of a coffee table (maybe I shouldn't give them any ideas.) The "Jumbo" Kindle that is likely to be announced next week will cost at least $500.00 if not more, and will be even more out of the reach of normal human beings, let alone students."

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