Amazon may be considering a "Netflix for books." So...a library. A library that costs money. "But Arianna!" you cry, "You have to drive to the library to get the book and then drive back to return it!" Yes. Yes you do. But it's free. "But Arianna!" you continue, "you don't know if the book you want is going to be there, and what if your library doesn't have the book you want?" It's called an online catalog and interlibrary loan. It's really quite wonderful. You should try it. Well played Amazon. Way to cash in on people never wanting to leave their houses.
No, no, I can sort of see the appeal. Sort of. I assume it would be primarily through the Kindle? Although, if they set up the Kindle library-lending like they said they would, that kind of defeats the purpose. Nope. Still WTF.
Libraries = free books, movies, audio books, CDs, video games, etc. IT'S FREE PEOPLE!