Originally Posted by Barty
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.