A few months back, my wife sent me this link to a message board where this person was asking a question along the lines of "is there a NetFlix, but for books?" Everyone was like, "Yeah nerd--it's called a library!"
Well apparently there are a lot of people out there who are like the person on the message board--they've never heard of a library, because I just heard about a new service that bills itself the Netflix for Books. It's called PaperSpine, and you can subscribe to it for the low, low price of 10 to 25 dollars a month! Full details about the plans are below.
The claim the average person who reads three books a month will save 400 dollars month by loaning the books instead of buying them. They even act like this idea of borrowing books is a revolutionary idea!
They're offering a great, unique, service; why not mention libraries? They could have something along the lines of, "Sure you could go to the library and borrow books, and get this exact same service for free, but then you'd have to interact with people--plus you can get the dirty books, and nobody will ever no!"
Wanna hear something even dumber? When I told my wife about this, she said, "Oh, that's nothing, check out BookSwim!" What's dumber then PaperSpine you ask? There's enought of a market for two places to offer the same thing!