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Old 05-29-2008, 06:20 AM   #11
montsnmags
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Originally Posted by Spellbot 5000 View Post
There'll be a tenth version?!? Wow, what a visionary!

Hey guys, insider tip here: Most models of cars out this year will have a new model next year! Keep this one quiet folks. Also, I have it on good authority that computers will get faster as time goes on.
I think you've missed the point. His is more of a commitment than a prediction. I would suggest that Jeff is saying there will be a Kindle Version 10 because the product line is here to stay. Ebook devices could be said to have had a slow, possibly even stop/start beginning, and I would suggest that Jeff is saying that his is not a product line that will be dropped or pushed aside; that the Kindle (and, I would say, ebook devices in general) is now here permanently in a more "mainstream" form.

Predictions of new model cars and increasing computer speed are mostly not analogous. Statements of commitments to a model range by a manufacturer, or commitments to increasing the speed of computer chips by chip-manufactuers, are.

The worth of all these statements, prediction or commitment, may arguably be the small part from which any analogy can be drawn.

Cheers,
Marc

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