Writer Charlie Stross has a blog post entitled Why the commercial ebook market is broken that’s a really good read and puts forth a thought I hadn’t really considered before:
My take on ebooks is that they are — and should be seen as — the cheapest form of disposable literature.
"Disposable literature." I like it. I should probably point out that this isn’t meant to be derogatory; rather, Stross is using it in the same sense as for mass market paperbacks: cheap, portable, easy to mass-produce and replace.
I’m not sure I have more to say about it at the moment… I’m kinda letting the concept roll around and ferment in my head a bit.