Sunday, January 31, 2010

important distinction regarding books and ebooks

At [publishing] More on the Amazon vs Macmillan problem, Jay Lake says, "Books are a product. Ebooks are a service." In the comments, John Chu beat me to pointing out the error in that:

Books are a product. Ebooks with DRM are a service. Ebooks without DRM are a product.

As for the Amazon-Macmillan War, elephants are fighting, and I'm the grass.