note: ok not really doom, but that might be my favorite title ever. originally posted over on tumblr.
here are, to my mind, the most thought-provoking takes on the whole Kindle Fire thing:
- WIRED thinks that Amazon is bridging the digital divide
- a librarian is pretty sure that the OverDrive/Amazon partnership is going to be bad for libraries
- Sherman Alexie goes for the ZING
here is what i am wondering. people are freaked (vocally, publicly) that Facebook knows (and can broadcast) what you’re listening to, reading, watching, etc. now there is a tablet from Amazon that will know all those same things. have we already forgotten the privacy concerns already identified with Amazon?
who owns your data preferences, and how will they use that information? it’s a question we should ask of everyone — Google, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, you name ‘em — all the time. if we want to play in the digital space we have to share this information, of course. it’s just something worth considering.