TMO Daily Observations: 2014-07-18

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Amazon launched its new Kindle Unlimited ebook subscription service today, and at $9.99 a month it's going to catch the eye of consumers and competitors. Dave Hamilton and Bryan Chaffin join Jeff Gamet to debate exactly why Kindle Unlimited is good -- or bad - for the publishing industry.

TMO Daily Observations: 2014-07-18

Jul. 18, 2014 — Download: MP3 Version (AAC Version Coming Soon)

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I had previously thought of TMO Daily Observations as a show of enlightenment where friendly debate might bring me closer to the truth concerning Apple-related things not presently known.

Bryan Chafin, please go back and listen to your debate with Dave Hamilton in today’s podcast. You were so condescending that it was all I could do not to turn off the show.

First, you make incredible, bold and sweeping statements. “Amazon’s goal is clearly to devalue books. Every single thing that Amazon has done has been done with the intention of devaluing books and eliminating all profits from the industry so that Amazon is the only place that can sell books.”

Dave responds, expressing his opinion, which he does not try to disguise as gospel. “I don’t think that’s their goal. I think their goal is to be the first where society is going.”  He then gives comparative examples and makes arguments of reasoning, deduction, analysis and synthesis to support his point.

You defensively invoke argumentum ad hominem, stating, “I categorically reject your argument” and, ultimately, “My assumption is that you just haven’t exposed yourself enough to the way books get made.”  OUCH!

It I wanted talking heads being rude and condescending, I would watch cable news.

That being said, thanks for the otherwise great podcast. I look forward to it every day.

Play nice, boys (and Kelly Guimont)!

Lee M.

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