|11-07-2006, 06:43 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2003
E-books improve, but not enough
|11-07-2006, 10:54 AM||#2|
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: I'm between Cities
Device: SONY Reader PRS-500
So the industry says that no one wants to buy our shiny new toys, so we stopped making so many; customers say the new toys are too expensive, hollow, and we can't share our shiny new toys.
People on this forum go round & round regarding the legality and ethics of DRM software and circumventing it. Members get into flame battles over the best price for the shiny new toys.
Now some tech reporter--and personally, I think most of them suck/are schills except maybe people at WIRED b/c I figured they're too geeky to be bought--Says "the only reason people who read aren't stealing is because no one is able to steal."
|11-07-2006, 11:39 AM||#3|
Join Date: Jan 2006
I think the recent "Potterjack" demonstrated how easy it is to steal books, right now, if people want to.
People steal (non-necessary items) because they believe they are being taken advantage of, and they are rebelling against those who take advantage. If publishers convince readers that they are offering e-books at a fair price, people will pay that price, and theft will be kept reasonably low.
iTunes demonstrates this theory nicely every day... even with the availability of "hacking" SW to de-proprietize iTunes music, the service is satisfying its users enough that they do not take undue advantage, and iTunes stays profitable.
|11-07-2006, 02:03 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Republic of Texas Embassy at Jackson, TN
Device: Nook STGR
What amazes me about this 'article' is the sort of ill-informed rubbish folks will print when they're not concerned that anyone will correct them. For example:
When I read this article, I was more disappointed with the writer's laziness and arrogance than anything else. Folks who have no idea about such things who read articles like this .... Well it's disappointing.
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