Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire – Jeff Bezos’ & J.K. Rowlings’ Communication or Chatter


Posted on June 19, 2014 by Ruth O’Brien

Amazon is likening its new phone to a fire?  Makes sense, I suppose.  It’s burning down all the boundaries.  It’s setting all the so-called “physical books” ablaze.

But how can even one piece in the New York Times suggest they are disappointed it’s so expensive.  Who cares?  The fewer people that get caught up in this tether the better.  Amazon is the No. 1 killer or only the killer of the printed word left standing.  Look how loyal J.K. is.  Remember Stephen King’s attempt to become his own publisher, and how this sunk (unfortunately.)  This was perhaps when democracy/internet or what some call “personal” democracy lost.  We just didn’t know it yet.

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About Ruth O'Brien

Professor Ruth O'Brien, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York (CUNY) & Honorary Unaffiliated Academic Book Series Editor for The Public Square, Princeton University Press & Heretical Thought, Oxford University Press, USA Last book: Out of Many, One: Obama & the Third American Political Tradition (U of Chicago 2013). Nickname: Professorette by Rush Limbaugh (see http://www.gc.cuny.edu/Faculty/Core-Bios/Ruth-O-Brien)

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