Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Books are like Horses
Bezos: why books are like horses
In response to the question whether the physical book would disappear in time, Bezos told the WSJ: "Over some time horizon, books will be read on electronic devices. Physical books won't completely go away, just as horses haven't completely gone away... It's very hard to find a technology that has remained in mostly the same form for 500 years. And anything that has stubbornly resisted improvement for 500 years is going to be hard to improve. That is what we're trying to do with Kindle. We see this as an effort to improve upon the book, even though it's resisted change for 500 years."