Another advocate for e-readers
"Ironic" is definitely the word for it. Wasn't it just a year ago that Steve Jobs told us at Macworld Expo 2008, when asked about e-reading devices, "“It doesn’t matter how good or bad the product is; the fact is that people don’t read anymore.Skip to next paragraph
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"Forty percent of the people in the US read one book or less last year”?
And yet now it seems impossible to scan publishing headlines for more than a day or two without seeing some new burst of enthusiasm for reading e-books on iPhones.
Now he says," I'm not suggesting Kindleville is going away, but I do wish I would have jumped on the Apple bandwagon earlier and created iPhoneville instead!"
His reasoning: "I was a skeptic till I got an iPhone a couple of months ago. Even though the book selection is very limited in the AppStore, I'd be hard-pressed to buy a Kindle now that I have an iPhone. In fact, I had been planning to buy the next generation Kindle that's rumored to appear next year but I doubt I will now. Again, this is coming from one of the Kindle's biggest advocates!"
Personally, I own and enjoy a Kindle. But then again, I'm not an iPhone user.
Chances are, someday I (and most everyone) will have that or the equivalent.
I must admit, if I were Amazon, this would all make me pretty nervous.