Jan 312008

Usually I don’t like the consolidation of industries, techie or otherwise. But in Audible.com’s case, I’m glad to see them getting bought out by Amazon.

I’ve been on Audible’s mailing list for a long time, looking forward to the day when I could sign up. I need more books to listen to while riding my bike. But it just didn’t make any sense if Audible didn’t have any means of browsing and searching their collection. Yes, they had something called “Browse”, but it wasn’t anywhere near what is usually thought of as a browse function. Every once in a while I’d send them an e-mail telling them I’d like to sign up whenever they had a browse function working. But they never fixed it.

I’ll bet Amazon won’t let that state of affairs remain. Amazon knows how to do search and browse.