Perhaps it just needs putting into context for you with parralels between the old world and the new world
Old word New World Used for
Book Ereader Reading long texts
Newspaper (Broadsheet) Ereader Reading long articles with charts
Newspaper (Tabloid) Tablet Reading short articles with pictures
Magazine Tablet Browsing light content with lots of pictures
Calculator MS Excel For calculating things
Typewriter MS Word For writing things
Overhead projector MS Powerpoint For presenting things
As you can see an ereader is not a replacement for a tablet computer.
LMAO. Nice post East_coast. I think the problem is that the other guy doesn't actually realize that his android is not an ereader (i.e. he has no idea what an ereader actually is). Or what e-ink is. You can, for example, switch OFF your e-reader and the e-ink stays on the page. It doesn't need electricity at all to stay on the page (something I tried to explain to an airline stewardess once, she was pretty thick too).
I think Amazon are unlikely to be lying, given that it is a criminal offense to disclosure false information to its investors.
Last time I checked they were selling ebook volume (number units sold) was higher than physical book volume (number units sold).
If you have any credible information that proves otherwise would be interested to see.
Amazon says e-book sales surpass printed books - Boston.com
Perhaps sales value is still higher for real books but on a volume basis they appear to say they shift more ebooks. Why would Amazon lie about this?
Given the huge numbers of legacy bookshops it will probably be a while for the market as a whole to shift over to ebooks but it doesn't look like a trend that will reverse.
Last edited by East_coast; 08-05-2012 at 08:55 PM.
So you have no proof at all, just a vague suspicion? As I said, it is a criminal offense for them to mislead the market so its highly unlikely they are simply lying.