Exactly - most of my colleagues all have a hobby that is in the same field, but not exactly applicable to their jobs. We enjoy the challenge.
I remember reading about this prize when it was still in competition and at least a few of the challengers didn't seem to think they had a chance to win, but kept working on it making incremental progress.
I think this probably has less to do with control, and more to do with Amazon charging publishers for the wireless fees when users buy books or periodicals thru the 3g.
I've read articles in the past where publishers cite this as the reason they have not created more periodicals for the Kindle.
Maybe I missed it, but I don't think he ever said he wouldn't sale the rights to some company to print DVD's and put it into stores, or let netflix rent it out. In stores might be a hard sale - who wants to buy a dvd when you can get it for $5, but netflix and other streaming services would be a no brainer.
I think in the future he should do these things as it will only help him to increase the long term revenue.
Re: Clearly you have little understanding of copyright law
@John - this is the first time I have heard of the difference between "thin" and "thick" copyright.
Is this an actual legal term used? I'm finding the differences (as explained in this article) to be quite interesting, and for the first time in a long time can see where some aspects of copyright may actually make sense.
sorry - that was supposed to be in reply to an earlier comment from eejit "It's also innovative to be a true democracy, but we don't have that either."
Not sure what that had to do with me commenting that rolling.fm allows those of us outside the US to access it whereas turntable.fm does not.