I have to admit that I was a little taken back the other day when Steve Jobs, in an interview with The New York Times, dismissed the need for the Kindle by saying that "people don't read anymore" and citing the statistic that only "forty percent of the people in the U.S. read one book or less last year."
This stat may be true, but I tend to think that the section of the public that is interested in gadgets is also one that is cultured and still reads books — whether or not they would read them on an e-book reader. Is that reaching?
My geeky friends and I are all still into books and reading, so I want to believe that people DO still read, but maybe I'm just disheartened at that statistic. So I want to know, are you a reader?