October 07, 2009

Steve Jobs talks down Amazon Kindle, Google Android


"It doesn't matter how good or bad the product is, the fact is that people don't read anymore," Steve Jobs asserted when discussing the Kindle. Mentioning a statistic that says 40% of Americans read one book or less last year, Jobs added, "The whole conception is flawed at the top because people don't read anymore."

But that means 60% of Americans do. Steve Jobs is a dumbass. He's not telling the whole story. That's like saying movie theaters are obsolete because 40% of Americans only go and see one movie a year. Does that statistic also account for people who read comics, etextbooks, magazines, etc?

I can just as easily say 40% or MORE people use a Mac one time or less a year. So does that mean Mac is obsolete too? There you go.