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Andrew Wylie: Initially I Thought That Amazon Was A Beautiful Idea

Posted at 12:14PM Tuesday 06 May 2014

Wylie has established himself as a public enemy of, founded in 1994. So what was the reason for his strong objection to and the style of founder and CEO Jeff Preston Bezos?

"Initially I thought that Amazon was a beautiful idea because unlike the chains, every book was presented as a single copy, an infinite belt. So you did not get piles of Danielle Steel and one copy of Susan Sontag. You had one of each. There was equality of presentation, which was one of the horrors of the chains. Bezos decided that he would do to the publishing business what Apple did to the music industry . . .


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