Death of Amazon


Thoughts, of a morning

I like ambiguity. See, the title of this post? Does that mean I’m telling you my thoughts this morning, or am I telling you what I think of my morning? Also, do you care? Why? Isn’t there a certain hubris involved in bothering you either way? Hey. It’s my site. So Roseburg, Oregon, is in…


Opting out? Or creating something new?

Hi! Here’s a spoiler: I think those are interdependent concepts, meaning it’s sometimes hard to do one without also doing the other. Which has interesting implications. Or at least they’re interesting to me. A reader sent me a link to the video on the right (well, it’s supposed to be on the right, but if…


Update on the Death of Amazon

You may want to skip this one if you’re not into tech or copyright or strange rants from guys who ought to be working on something else. For both of you who are still with me: I just had a long conversation with an old friend, in which we excavated the ideas from my Death…


The death of Amazon, Part III: Techie Edition

Hi. It occurred to me that just saying something is possible is pretty far from demonstrating it. So I’m going to pretend this is a software blog for just a moment. If you haven’t been following my last couple of blog posts, this isn’t the place to start. Somebody mentioned, out on the intertoobz, that…


More on the coming death of Amazon (with less profanity)

First, let me say this: Hey, I have books there too. In fact they’ll soon be on sale for $.99 each for a few days [UPDATE: done…there’s a delay in the process]. So I’m not anti-Amazon, exactly…it’s just that the time has come for them to be done by as they’s did. If you follow…


Who owns your ebooks, again?

Bear in mind that I’m a software developer. I write code in addition to fiction. So I have a slightly different take than most on the recent Amazon account-locking debacle. Mostly, what I see is an opportunity. First: I don’t care who you are. You are buying ebooks (if you read this blog, I’ll make…