Over at BookOven, Hugh McGuire tells us that the iPhone application Stanza has been acquired by Amazon. This is very significant, but I haven’t the foggiest clue why. Luckily, we have people like Moby Dick-reading Hugh to help:
Stanza is what convinced me that ebooks were real, and Iâ€™ve spent more time reading books on Stanza than I have reading book books [McGuire's term for e-books] since I first set eyes on the simple, clear interface in October of 2008. In fact I was up with a bout of insomnia last night, at 3 am, reading Moby Dick on Stanza.
For those at the back, Stanza is an application that allows people who shelled out for an iPhone to read e-books. For the price, I hope an iPhone will also do laundry and mow my lawn, yes?