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Leonid Bershidsky

Amazon Proves Software Isn't Taking Over

Technology can't fully remake the book market.
Their demise was greatly exaggerated.

Their demise was greatly exaggerated.

The opening of Amazon.com's first brick-and-mortar store on Tuesday proves that software is not really "eating the world," as venture capitalist Marc Andreessen put it in 2011.

In his widely noted Wall Street Journal column about predatory software, Andreessen wrote: