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Old 11-21-2010, 09:09 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by speedlever View Post
So is this BetaMax vs VHS all over again?
BluRay vs HD-DVD?

Kindle vs all the other ereaders?

In the final analysis, I just want to read the friggin' book. The format wars are ridiculous.
This is more like DVD vs BluRay with Mobipocket/AZW being DVD and ePub being BluRay.

The reason we have format wars is because Jeff Bezos wants control of the content on the Kindle. If he was to allow ePub, he'd have to give up some of this control. So he sticks with AZW/Topaz. It is not a format war. It's a control issue. ePub has already won the format wars.

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