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Old 01-17-2013, 12:40 PM   #28
fjtorres
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Originally Posted by Barty View Post
It's a mess. I guess we should give the movie industry some props for converging on a disc standard after the mercifully brief bluray vs hddvd battle.
$300 million from Sony to kingmaker TimeWarner settled that war.
(And in the aftermath many have concluded the wrong format won: BD disks are more expensive to build and the readers took too long to get to HDDVD prices, allowing the rise of digital downloads/streaming.)

There's no kingmaker in ebooks, though.
And even if they were, who'd cough up a comparable bribe? Those that could afford it are comfortable with the world of walled gardens. Those that favor a co-op ecosystem can't.

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