The NYT decides to catch up to what everyone’s already more or less thought:
So despite all the criticism Mr. Jobs has taken for impugning American
literacy, maybe he actually believes he can do for reading what he for
listening to music? (I mean, if all a Safari Pad does is Web browsing,
that would be a bit of an anticlimax.) And despite the mixed reports on
the success of the Kindle to date — there are reports that it has sold
out, but the word from the publishing world is murkier — Mr. Jobs has
to have taken note that the Kindle’s real genius was in borrowing a
page from the iPod-iTunes business-model playbook.
I might add that impunging American literacy and getting roundly derided for doing so are great ways to take that first step down the path to market domination.
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