e-Books, Yet Again — This Time Amazon Gears Up To Fail

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From Silicon Alley Insider

Amazon is about to introduce yet another attempt at an e-book, the NYT reports. The Kindle will go on sale this fall for $400 to $500. The NYT summarizes the many failed attempts to introduce e-books, and wonders if this one will finally succeed. It won’t.

That’s because this e-book, like last year’s Sony Reader and every e-book before it, ask consumers to change their behavior and offers little in return. Existing book technology works pretty darn well, and the only advantage the e-book offers is the chance to put multiple books on one device  continued here…