Timothy Egan has a nice follow-up in the New York Times about Steve Jobs thoughts regarding the Kindle and reading. Is reading dead? “This year, about 400 million books will be sold in the United States. Overall, business is up 1 percent â€” not bad, in a rough economy, for a $15 billion industry still populated by people whose idea of how to sell books dates to Bartleby the Scrivener,” writes Egan.
“Reading is something else, an engagement of the imagination with life experience. Itâ€™s fad-resistant, precisely because human beings are hard-wired for story, and intrinsically curious. Reading is not about product.”
Let’s hear it for reading, digital or otherwise. Check out the rest of his comments here.