So Apple was conniving with the nation's big book publishers? At first blush, this probably sounded like the oddest coupling since Felix took up residence with Oscar. But strange bedfellows notwithstanding, that's the story out of Washington, where word is that the two sides colluded on a scheme to raise the price of electronic books.
Now it's payback time and book lovers -- e-book buyers, in particular -- ought to be cheering on the trustbusters.
Far be it for me to root for anything the government does, but in this instance I'll make a big exception. … Read more