Randall Stross dares to disagree with me

See this story from the New York Times where Randall cites my recent quote dismissing the Amazon Kindle and then says I’m wrong. My take is that Kindle is a pointless product because nobody reads anymore. Randall says I’ve got my head up my ass because the book industry does $15 billion a year in the United States on sales of 408 million books. He says the Kindle, or something like it, will do to the book business what iPod did to the music business. Well, let’s check and see how Kindle is doing a year from now. My bet is they won’t even be selling it anymore.