Originally Posted by murraypaul
BluRay won because it had the best marketing, was used by a popular mass market piece of electronics (PS3), and had the weight of a single large company behind it, while the HD-DVD coalition was fragmented and no single company could put the same level of muscle behind the format.
How familiar does that sound on an eBook level?
The format wars for the DVD market also had the weight of a movie studio (Disney) that highly influenced what won. The DVD format war and its winner didn't really have anything to do with what format was best. The same happened back in the old VHS vs. Beta days.
For people to complain because they bought EPub readers that may no longer be the only game in town for borrowing from the library is a bit silly. Anytime you buy anything, especially in the electronic world, your product is going to be superceded, and it will have its competition. It's a gamble you take, and no company truly puts the customers first.