February 1st, 2010

books in a stack

Family feud

Recently the Supreme Court issued a new ruling (tossing an older one out on its ass) and ruled that for some legal purposes, corporations were people. Well, if so, Amazon is one corporation that might need help tying its shoes. Exhibit A at the competency hearing would be the Weekend Book War that broke out late on Friday, simmered all through Saturday, and then died with a whimper on Sunday when Amazon waved the white flag.

What were they thinking? Or maybe the question should be what were they smoking? Collapse )

At least it was one weekend that the web gave TV a run for its money.

p.s. Just found this post on Dear Author that dissects the possible aftereffects.

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