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Old 06-02-2011, 12:46 PM   #3
Prestidigitweeze
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Originally Posted by Hellmark View Post
If you look at it as B&N vs Amazon, yeah Mobi would look like the clear winner, but the thing is, it isn't that clear cut.
On the one hand, I do think Jeter's looking at it from an overly American-identified POV, hence the reduction of the market to those two stores. He might be doing that as the side-effect of his personal experience with the Kindle and its attendant marketplace (where eBook editions of two of his books are in fact available).

On the other hand, he's smart enough to be conscious of those limitations, demonstrably decent at predictions, and quite invested in understanding culture in the rest of the world. I think he's not wrong to reduce the diversity of even the world market to its most boolean tendencies.

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General purpose devices always win out in the long run, because to the unwashed masses they're "good enough".
Words to live by, Hellmark.
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