Friday, March 28, 2014

Once-Favorite Pastime

An e-mail said that my share of an antitrust settlement was a mouseclick away. Eagerly, I typed in the code to claim the credit....a grand total of $3.17.

After I spent hundreds of dollars on e-books in Kindle and iBook formats, $3.17 supposedly is the amount lost to price-fixing. I say let the poor book publishers, Amazon, Apple, and anyone else involved in the book industry keep the money. It's a fiercely competitive business, it's in decline, and reading books used to be the favorite pastime for me and millions of other people. Leave 'em be.

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