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Friday, November 04, 2005

Nickle and Diming...Page by Page

Amazon.com has announced that they will soon be selling access to certain books by the page.

Being curious as to how this would work, I thought I'd investigate. I was able to procure the following sample price list:

  • Jaws - Peter Benchley - Page 179 (Fish jumps on boat) - $0.05
  • Cat in the Hat - Dr. Seuss - Page 7 (Fish falls out of bowl) - $0.20
  • War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy - Page 812 (The Czar speaks) - $0.75
  • A Good Walk Spoiled - John Feinstein - Page 89 (Tiger throws a club) - $1.25
  • Collected Works - William Shakespeare - Page 198 (Hamlet - To be or not to be...) - $1.45
  • Napalm and Silly Putty - George Carlin - Page 45 ($%#@&*!!) - $15
  • Encyclopedia Americana - Various - Volume S - Page 217 (Sex, Sexuality) - $25
  • Tropic of Cancer - Henry Miller - Page 169 (A romp in the sack) - $74
  • My Life - Bill Clinton - Page 872 (Description of physical relationship with Monica Lewinsky) - $217
  • My Life - Pauly Shore - Page 12-first paragraph (Description of all physical relationships with women) - .001 pesos

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