The common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it. It serves… to distract the public councils and enfeeble the public administration. It agitates the community with ill-founded jealousies and false alarms, kindles the animosity of one part against another, foments occasionally riot and insurrection [and] opens the door to foreign influence and corruption….

— George Washington


…are eBooks embracing DRM while online music stores are abandoning it? What’s the difference aside from a couple of megabytes?






2 responses to “Why…”

  1. Kent Slacker Avatar
    Kent Slacker

    That is a great question. I think that they will follow the same path as music did. When the iPod first came out and began its strangle hold on the music market, DRM was embraced. Then after other alternatives have come out and there has been a massive public outcry, they finally decided to change things. We will see the same thing happen with the Kindle. Competition and public outcry will eventually fix this issue, unfortunately, until then we are stuck.

    1. Josh Avatar

      I think you’re probably right, Kent. At least, I hope so 🙂

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