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Comment: Re:Smart customers can avoid being exploited for d (Score 1) 60

by quonsar (#46879697) Attached to: Why Does Amazon Want To Sell Its Own Smartphone, Anyway

Except that you have no control over whether that book will remain on your Kindle. You just have to have faith that your books won't be revoked for $SomeRandomReason.

Oh yes I do. I strip the DRM and keep copies on my computer. Easy as pie. I bought 'em, they are MINE.

Comment: Re:It's simple: provide a choice (Score -1) 172

The flip side of that argument is that "the checkbox is the mating call of the loser", meaning that you were too chickenshit to make a design decision. I personally don't buy that argument as I feel more choice is better than less choice, but there are practical considerations: having to maintain two code paths, providing multiple ways to do the same thing, etc. Of course the flip side of this argument is that whatever decision you make will be the wrong one. Damned if you do, damned if you don't.

Time to take stock. Go home with some office supplies.