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Old 04-03-2009, 08:16 PM   #1
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Yea I know a few days late but I just notice the post today.


http://www.tor.com/index.php?option=...=blog&id=20331

Quite funny. Sometime I do wonder how close this is to some publisher thought on ebooks.

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Our conclusions are simple: ebooks are for chumps, and we’re not gonna waste our time pandering to a handful of alpha geeks with aggrandized senses of entitlement, who can’t possibly be bothered to read books on anything that’s not bright and shiny.
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First, the production process associated with creating ebooks is an incredibly complicated procedure, involving arcane incantations in PERL, convoluted HTML programing, and possibly a sacrificial chicken or two (depending on the day)
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Once a pirate has this “torrent” they can then apparently read at their leisure, on any device they choose. They can even pass along a copy to their spouse, or their friends! It’s scandalous. I mean, not only are people recommending books to each other, they’re freely engaging in federal crimes when they “share” these files! That’s just not the way things have been done around here. Any recommendations for books need to come directly from our marketing departments, worded in very specific ways.
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Plus, don’t forget: every time a pirate steals a file, a terrorist gets a new AK-47. Is that what you want for your children? Of course not, and neither do we.
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Old 04-04-2009, 05:17 AM   #2
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I wish I could give Karma to TOR for that post. Hilarious
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Old 04-04-2009, 03:31 PM   #3
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Oh. My. God.

That is hilarious!

I'm glad the folks at Mobileread decided to append all the April Fools' joke titles with "(April Fool)". I was going to suggest it, but thought I'd come off as being too PC or something. We all knew any articles on 4/1 had to be read with a grain of salt, but I could see some poor newbie doing a random search 6 months from now, and getting all ticked off that Tor thought ebook readers were all "alpha geeks" (or some other such nonsense).

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