Friday, February 01, 2008

But the expectations were pretty low ...



Jeff Bezos said today:

""The Kindle, in terms of demand, is outpacing our expectations,""


The build up to the SEGWAY was hyped like the Kindle - as life changing as the light bulb ... while SEGWAYS are cool and every now and then you hear a celebrity (like Steve Wozniak) crashing on one during a SEGWAY polo match ... the SEGWAY has bombed. I give the Kindle 5 years before its either not sold at all or possibly just given away as some sort of Bezos' philanthropy - just to mask dismal sales.

I think a lot of the initial interest was from reviewers and possibly collectors ... as these people receive their units and the novelty wears off ... the only thing that will outpace the Kindle is overstock.

Previously I posited that Bezos will lose millions before he excepts defeat anyway.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wish you'd explain why you feel this way. Honestly, you're right. But it'd just be nice to know how you came to your correct conclusion.

BTW, burn in hell, Kindle!

fixyourthinking said...

I agree with Steve Jobs ...

People just don't read books any more

My opinion is ...

There are a lot of people who read books BUT there are almost an infinite number who don't.

It's another leap all together to wrap around the idea of an eBook.

My personal preference is having a physical paper book in my hand and displaying it later.

Jensonb said...

To me, it's not so much that eBooks as an idea re bad, it's the idea that dedicated device is needed to read them. Even if one does use a dedicated device, one that better emulates an actual book, doesn't look like crap and is a non-stupid shape might be nice.

fixyourthinking said...

I agree JensonB ...

Why does one need a dedicated device why not just a laptop I'd iphone