Sunday, October 6, 2013
For Years, Many People Asked the Wrong Question About Ebooks and Print Books
E-book sales are leveling off. Here’s why. (Washington Post, 8/8/2013)
Excerpt: It was inevitable, of course. The question was always "at what share of the book market will e-books settle," not "when will print books cease to exist." Old technologies never die, they just fade into a smaller, niche offering; television supplanted radio as the dominant mass medium in the middle of the last century, for example, but radio is still a big business.
Technology hype cycle