Sunday, January 31, 2010

What Does Jeff Bezos Want?

Nothing more than to crush his enemies, see them driven before him, and to hear the lamentation of their women. Not that there's anything wrong with that.


Richard S. Wheeler said...

Long ago they broke up Rockefeller's Standard Oil for doing what Amazon is doing. Bezos went nuclear and wiped all Macmillan books off Amazon, simply because of a pricing dispute over selling books through Kindle. (Macmillan books include Farrar,Strauss, St. Martins, Tom Doherty, and others.)

It is a publisher's right and duty to protect its intellectual property and product, and to maximize its profits by so doing. I hope Macmillan sticks to its guns, even if it takes an initial hit from Amazon.

George said...

The iPad may change the dynamic.

Stephen B. said...

Conan - what is To Live?