Thanks, Steve!

Steve Jobs on why the Amazon Kindle doesn’t matter:

Today he had a wide range of observations on the industry, including the Amazon Kindle book reader, which he said would go nowhere largely because Americans have stopped reading.

“It doesn’t matter how good or bad the product is, the fact is that people don’t read anymore,” he said. “Forty percent of the people in the U.S. read one book or less last year. The whole conception is flawed at the top because people don’t read anymore.”

If I weren’t giddy from the prospect of getting a TimeCapsule this summer, or dizzy from watching my phone’s icons jiggle, I might be disappointed in this line of “argument.”

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One Response to Thanks, Steve!

  1. Mama Anarchia says:

    To be fair, the Kindle can get more than just books. Perhaps 40% of Americans read less than one book (and shame on then!!) but I would love to know how many of them read newspapers and periodicals on a daily basis.

    Not to mention that 60% of the American population is still a hell of a lot of people.

    But I, too, am having a hard time dedicating myself to this argument… every time I get going, I start thinking about the Macbook Air.


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