"Why do these dinosaur publishing businesses still manage to thrive despite the Internet?"
Because development, editing, and marketing--and even distribution--have value and take skill to do well.
Less than the publishers believe or would like, perhaps, but more than the
Ok, what part of this makes these e-books cost more than the paper version? Most of these are common between the two versions.
Is it the labor and material costs associated with printing? I don't think that the e-book will require more paper and labor than the print version. Is it distribution? Trucking boxloads of paper around is less expensive than spitting electrons down a wire? Advertising? I don't remember seeing special ads for the e-book versions.
Why should the e-book cost more than a paperback?
I'm a bit older than you, when I was in high school the words nerd, geek, and egghead were synonymous.
You ever opened the error console and scrolled down on
Well, I'd be about as ticked off as Steve Woz. Though in his case they simply dismissed it and haven't fixed it.
Is it possible to put an automatic in neutral while it's moving? They have all sorts of interlocks on them.
Of course if it's a manual you can just drop the clutch.
Stupidity, like virtue, is its own reward.