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Hubris-Nemesis, One Follows the Other

If you haven’t heard, over the weekend Amazon and Macmillan had a tiff. Macmillan said, “We want you to raise the prices you charge for ebooks of our titles.” and Amazon said “Neener, neener, make us.”

John Scalzi has a few words to say about this, and he gets down and dirty. By all means read what he has to say, and marvel at his erudition. No invective whatsoever, just John’s command of the English language and a well applied insight into human behavior.

To sum up, John Scalzi reads Amazon the riot act. Does it thoroughly, does it succinctly, does it with insight and a deadly wit. His post on the subject has the potential to become a classic among blog posts, repeated on numerous sites and reproduced in various media. I’m expecting an expanded version by John in a magazine somewhere in the very near future.

So read, be amused, be dismayed, and be outraged by Amazon’s behavior during their pissy fit. John Scalzi has them pegged, and pegged with a well placed peg.

Mirrored from Mythusmage Opines.

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