The Lex Luthor-Jean Luc Picard-Jeff Bezos look

I’m far from the first person to have noticed the physical resemblance between Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Star Trek’s Jean-Luc Picard and Superman’s nemesis Lex Luthor.

It’s reasonable to think that Jeff Bezos (bottom) would like to look like Patrick Stewart (middle), the actor who plays Star Trek’s Jean-Luc Picard, and that an artist may have drawn supervillain Lex Luthor (top) to resemble Jeff Bezos, but I don’t really know.

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3 Responses to “The Lex Luthor-Jean Luc Picard-Jeff Bezos look”

  1. Stephen Badrich Says:

    Phil, Thanks!! Can you tell me–and maybe post–a couple of good ways to order books that bypass Amazon? And: Charlie Stross writes of people’s relying on “DRM” at the Kindle store. Is “D” direct and “M” marketing, do you know? But if so, what is “R”? “To the Reader”??


  2. philebersole Says:

    Hello, Steve

    I usually order books online through Barnes & Noble. I get discounts with a B&N membership card and a B&N MasterCard.

    I use B&N partly because I want to avoid Amazon and partly because B&N owns the main physical bookstores in the Rochester, NY, area and I want to keep them in business.

    B&N offers a platform for sellers of used and discounted books. Other good sources of cheap books are Alibris, AbeBooks and Powell’s Books.

    The Book Depository, which sells books at a discount, has warehouses in the UK and Australia. They ship anywhere in the world at no charge.

    DRM stands for Digital Rights Management. It is software that prevents software from being used or copied by unauthorized persons.

    My understanding is that it is Amazon’s method of preventing users from copying its Kindle book files. You can only read a protected book on a Kindle or some other Amazon app.

    Also, in principle, it means that Amazon can remotely delete books that have Kindle DRM. This has been done to George Orwell’s 1984, of all things.


  3. Fred (Au Natural) Says:

    Bezos might actually make a good supervillian.


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