From an NYT blog, a Steve Jobs quote bashing Amazon’s (no longer new) e-book reader:
“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.”
So, fellow writers, fellow readers, throw up your hands in defeat, the iPod generation has triumphed. Burning books is so twentieth century, we will simply declare reading to be a waste of time, a marketplace irrelevance, and move on.
What a prick.
(via Appalachian Geek, who has much smarter things than I to say about it)