Not long after dashing some nascent hopes that Apple would unveil some sort of awesome e-Reader device at this week’s MacWorld expo to compete with the Sony Reader and Amazon Kindle, Steve Jobs stomped on the book industry a bit more with this quote in today’s Times
“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.”
Um. Ouch. You could have just kicked my dog and gotten it over with, Steve.