intermediatic wrote:I see your point, but essentially we already live in that world.
speak for yourself. Apple and Amazon are fighting for lock-in and all the negatives to the consumer that that entails. I am fighting just as hard to prevent getting locked-in. If I can't convert an ebook from whatever input format it's in to some open standard, i don't buy it. Yeah, it's nice to be using the wireless to buy a book on my Kindle when the mood hits me. It would be nice if Kindle had an app for my Moto 'Droid, but a lot of things would be nice. After all, if Amazon wrote a Droid app, I might buy more books.
But most times the book is also available from someplace else in an open format. And someday I'll get my scanner tuned up well enough to make my own ebooks of the rest. I still need a huge basement full of books, but at least I don't lug around anything heavier than my Kindle or my Droid.