Fwd: Re: Book Scans are Getting Expensive

J B Krygier jbkrygier at owu.edu
Tue Jul 26 12:24:45 EDT 2005



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> From: Scot Kamins <kamins at dogeared.com>
> Subject: Re: Book Scans are Getting Expensive
> Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 17:42:44 -0700
> To: modlib at algol.owu.edu
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> On Jul 25, 2005, at 4:23 PM, Pecksgrove at aol.com wrote:
>> Your kidding rite.  short sited should be spelled short sighted,
>> don't you think.  Short sighted indicates one cannot see beyond
>> their nose, which I would normally attribute to one who thinks they
>> should do nothing for nothing.  Since the blessings of the Lord
>> generally come to us from each other, wouldn't it be prudent to
>> give each other a break.  I mean if you want to sell the book the
>> scan is part of the advertising/marketing strategy.  Wait, let us
>> stop buying books and collect scans only.
>
> The point, I think, is that it's poor marketing. Who will buy a pig
> in a poke if the one next door is transparent?
>
> OK, so I'm not great at metaphors. But given the offering of two
> pieces described the same but one having scans to back up the claims,
> I know the one that I'd buy.
>
>
> Scot Kamins
>
>
>
> Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens
> can change the world.    Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
>    -- Margaret Mead




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