Wow, it’s been a while since my last post! Summer fun and whatnot. Not to mention school started for everyone. Anyhow, back to the grind! News from TechCrunch on Amazon’s e-book reader, the “Kindle”, which aims to compete with Sony’s Reader:
Amazon isn’t supporting the industry’s open standard around eBooks. Instead they are using their own proprietary format from Mobipocket, a company they acquired in 2005
Like the iPod, the key driver of sales of the device won’t be the depth of content available on the associated service, but the availability of pirated, free content on BitTorrent and other P2P networks. eBooks are coming, but they’re not here yet.