Sunday, August 8, 2010

Amazon Kindle violates Civil Rights Law

Any college student knows that purchasing textbooks is a form of extortion that would make Tony Soprano grin. If requiring these books is not extortion it is definitely a racket. A course listed textbook can run about $100 and garner up to a 20% cut for the professor who assigns it. Textbook costs for college students sometimes approach $1,000 a semester. Enter the Amazon Kindle. Textbooks can be downloaded for a fraction of the cost, not to mention drastically reducing the weight of a backpack. However, there would be losers, and these losers can be found in university faculty lounges. Enter the US Department of Justice. The Justice Department claims that textbooks offered on Kindle are a violation of Civil Rights. You see, Kindle discriminates against a certain minority... the blind.