Over a year later August 31, 2010 at 4:37 pm

My car is in the shop, it is raining and I had to take a bus home.  :O  What does that have to do with anything?  Nothing really.

I put off buying a Kindle or other E-Reader for a while because not enough content was available.  Back in March I purchased a Kindle so I wouldn’t have to haul a number of books with me on a trip I was taking and now I don’t want to read on anything else.  Why am I writing about this?  No reason except I hadn’t touched this blog in a while and I am a little “miffed” at the number of publishers that don’t yet publish on the Kindle.  It is fewer and fewer, but there are a number of books that I would have purchased had they been available.   I’ll still likely get them eventually (when the publishers wake up).  The only problem is that with the demise of the “local” (like B&N or Borders is local. ha) it is not as likely that I will catch a title and remember that the book sounded interesting.  This means that a few publishers have lost revenue from a sale that they would have made otherwise.  I wonder how long it will take.

I purchased my first digital camera in 1999 and now film is all but extinct.  Will book publishers embrace the inevitable or do what the Music and Movie industries have done to hobble progress?  Books painstakingly hand copied –> printing press –> “e-books.”  With the final technological hurdle finally viable the end of mass printed books is near.  I wonder how long it will take?

What happened to your local Block Buster Video?  I remember when video rental stores still had Beta!  Changes are a foot…

Anyway, I don’t have anything salient to write about so I rambled a bit.  Enjoy.

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