Keep Your Grubby Mitts Off My Hard Drive
Never pick a fight with a man that buys ink by the barrel, the old saying says. Well, Amazon is getting a beating by ignoring the modern version of that old advice -- men that buy pixels by the supercomputer. Glenn Reynolds, the Instapundit, doesn't like Amazon's Unbox movie download software's proclivity to load crap you don't want onto your hard drive. EULA or not.
Consumers grumble a bit. People that work in IT talk about such things on obscure message boards when they're not photoshopping images of Lindsay Lohan into their high school photo with them. But the world is changing, and it matters a great deal when you monkey around with customer loyalty, and men that buy ascii text by the metric tonne get a hold of you.