Originally Posted by nekokami
If Amazon is especially stupid, they'll create some new format (maybe a modified Mobi) that will run only on the Kindle, and only fight to get additional content into that new format.
I agree: that would be exceptionally stupid, even for a corp.
I ... just don't see that happening. I could be wrong, I freely admit, but if I am, I'll be (unpleasantly) surprised.
The hardware question is a good one, I suspect they might view it as a way to keep their customers "theirs" -- they wouldn't be the first to try it.
If they have a seamless enough model that folks get in pretty deep before they feel the teeth, they might manage to do it. I think that i
Pods have largely anesthetized a lot
of folks to that sort of hazard.