Another one bites the dust

31 03 2013

Hot on the heels of the news that my favourite Amazon alternative “Book Depository” had been acquired by them, I learnt last night that Goodreads, the hitherto independent book-lover’s site has gone the same way.

One perspective can be read here: Amazon buys Goodreads: We’re all just data now – Salon.com.

I loved the classic response to Otis Chandler, the CEO of Goodreads, remarking, “Today I’m really happy to announce a new milestone for Goodreads. We are joining the Amazon family.”

It ran ” ‘Joins’. Ha. Ha. Good one. Like Poland ‘joined’ The Third Reich.”

Wonder what Guy Montag would think of it all…

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