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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Digital rip-off?

I just want to know why? Why are digital books more expensive than paperbacks?

The authors write them on computers. Then submit them from those computers. The publishers store them on computers. Then print them from computers. If I buy a digital book, I get it from a computer; either the publisher's computer or a reseller's computer.

Yes, I realize this all takes people and overhead. But... c'mon... this is ridiculous. Short stories (usually under 100 pages) are often $1.99. Same amount of overhead, somewhat less storage space. Why can't a full novel in digital form cost less than a paperback?

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