Price-Fixing Germany Laughs At eBooks

Warum E-Reader das Buch nicht verdrängen werden

Why e-book reader will not displace — Google machine English

The people are not electronics markets queuing to sign up for hundreds of euros digital scoreboard book to buy. Consequently, they will not begin in droves illegal digital copies of books from the network to download – this fate threatens the maximum Hörverlag. But even the sales of audio book downloads in the first half of 2008 at twelve percent.

There are a few crucial differences between the books and records, which many observers fear the loud change from view seem to have lost. The most important is: books were quite good so far without players from. Unlike music and movies: Since these as consumer goods for domestic use, there are people also been prepared for the machines to pay. Since steam gramophone and radio is recognized at home who wants to listen to music, either singing or even money for consumer spending.

MP3 Player applies the same principle: With the Walkman was the end of the seventies the concept of a portable music player statussymboltauglichen introduced. Then came the iPod and even offered the opportunity to fairly simple way to bring all the songs that we already had purchased and paid for – by his CDs into the computer files and pushed it made. Digital secondary exploitation.

While that is true — no instant insertion of printed books into an eBook reader — he hasn’t peeked into the DarkNet, where there are thousands and thousands and thousands of titles already available. What helps Germany is that, well, these books are in English, not German.

More whistling past the graveyard coming up:

E-reader have the advantage of a historic habit not. And you can not digitize its collection of books and then finally all the titles in the holiday go, you’ve always wanted to read times. What a pity, because the times would really add value.

E-readers are the potential customers above all: an investment. Expensive devices that perform a function without which we could live well so far. It is dangerous for the printed book only if from mobile phones or mini-notebook truly portable multi-media players have become, foldable, with week-long battery life and superior display. If reading books is a waste product, more convenient bonus benefit of a device that you already have. Only then will also be pirate copies, subscriptions and book models flatrates-seriously need to be discussed.

The benefits of Kindle and Co. currently consists primarily is that they save space – with the appropriate memory card aufgebohrt can such a small device notepad entire libraries travel ready. But who needs it? Who would pay for it? Especially as e-books of the book price will be subject.

Emphasis added by me.

This guy is an eejit.

But who needs it? Who would pay for it?

These are the same damned stupid questions that were posed before Apple popularized the personal computer!

History — and stupidity — both repeat themselves here. A double FAIL!

And here’s a bonus sneer thrown in:

Especially as e-books of the book price will be subject.

In other words, as I already covered in this post, by law in Germany eBooks must sell for the same price as the printed book. How backward is that?!

But wait! There’s more Stupid to come!

Students under the circumstances – for readers in turn have the disadvantage that, in electronic books or passages of paint still sides with adhesive labels can tick Chen. For all other worth a maximum as a thing for the holidays – but on the beach are also e-reader back out of place, while books of sand, sea and ice cream uncomplaining endure.

Did he really write that? Did he really use the ability to put sticky notes on paper as a strike against eBooks?

Yes, he did!

Talk about grasping at straws!

And then he drags out the sand and the surf of the beach. With the added bonus of an eBook reader being a tempting target for theft.

Hey, dope, people bring expensive cellphones to a beach too. And expensive camcorders! And expensive digital cameras! Why shouldn’t they bring an eBook reader too?

At least he didn’t drag out the two big guns of Stupid: “curling up with a book” and “reading in the bath.”


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