I’m very amused by the authors who have sided with Hachette in its dispute with Amazon about the pricing of e-books. They want to be left out of the mix, while the two corporations sort out their differences.
Those differences concern a product, books, created by the authors in question. The idea that authors should somehow be above the fray, and suffer no consequences from the fray — because they are artists? — when they and their works are what the fray is all about is either charmingly naive or utterly insane, depending on your point of view.
I’d go with insane.