Saturday, January 22, 2011

Why cloud-based ebooks bring out the Luddite in me | The Digital Reader

Why cloud-based ebooks bring out the Luddite in me | The Digital Reader:
"As I wrote previously, my current position on the books-in-the-cloud business model is that it’s deeply anti-consumer, because it takes away all concepts of ownership and passes the control upstream to the retailer and/or publisher. I’ve been surprised (but happy) to see so many others join in the conversation — even Joseph Pearson, the guy who created Monocle and Book.ish, wrote a response."