Skip to content

Yet another reason to fear the size of Amazon.com

September 12, 2011

I have a competition in me. I want no one else to succeed.

-Daniel Plainview, There Will Be Blood

More than any other US technology corporation, Amazon appears to be pursuing a particularly virulent form of the modern “scorched-earth” business model. Today, there are signals that the next targets of the internet behemoth are, of all places, libraries. In preparing a Netflix-like e-book lending service, Amazon is taking the next step towards what I believe is their ultimate goal – to be the only place for you to go to get anything at all.

Take that for what you will.

Enhanced by Zemanta
Advertisements

Let me know what you think

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: