Thought for the day: Jumping The Shark

KU was the first time I saw Amazon do something blatantly dumb, that helps push writers to competitors who had no idea how to steal those writers from Amazon.

The problem with companies in general is that, no matter how well they start out, over time people see the bad and dumb things they do and eventually, after enough of them, decide they’ve jumped the shark and become just another big corporation. I reached that point with Google a few years ago. I reached that point with Amazon in the last few weeks… not just KU, but the lousy ‘mobile-friendly’ web site changes that have made the site painful to use on my laptop, farming out many products to third-party sellers that I don’t want to have to deal with, and various other annoyances that have accumulated over time.

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