Pharyngula

Pharyngula kindled?

Look: you can buy me on Amazon now, for 99¢ cheap. It’s all through this strange new device Amazon is selling, called a Kindle, which is a fancy new e-book reader with some nice display technology and an absolutely evil business model. Now instead of buying books that you can do with as you please, you can lease them and get digital copies all bound up in DRM hindrances. The hardware is a step forward, the software lock-up of all the content is a big leap backwards, one that is going to doom it all to failure.

Kottke seems unimpressed, Business Week likes it, John Gruber hopes it flops. I’m with the nay-sayers.

Hey, is anyone reading this on a Kindle?

Comments

  1. #1 Blake Stacey
    November 20, 2007

    Rather than pay 99 cents to read Pharyngula, I’ll just wait and spend thirty bucks on a hardcover of PZ’s magnum opus. . . By the way, when will that be on the shelves of my local Barnes-and-Borders-A-Million? ;-)

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