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    It’s true that most businesses die because they don’t keep up with newer realities of the world but the role of an influential ambitious corp in shaping that future through lobbying and tipping laws in their favor cannot be denied. I mean Amazon did take away the .book TLD for example!

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      True that it is not entirely Amazon that’s responsible for waning interest in local bookstores. A bunch have closed or moved away since the day of greater web but quite a few still carry on out there as torchbearers in their local communities. If we can get behind these smaller groups and provide them with open source tools to compete with the ecosystem could be powered back up on its feet. It all depends on how the different vectors align to move forward, and that includes legislation.