Hardback versus paperback: "Is there a lesson for Apple’s iPad and Amazon’s Kindle here?"

I wonder if there is.  Some recent tweeting led me to the following idea:

Oops! Need to update QuickTime! Will do. I still think iPad is hardback of publishing, whilst #Kindle will be paperback.

This may, in fact, be how it will eventually all pan out, with Apple’s iPad the equivalent of those beautifully traditional publishing houses and Amazon’s Kindle becoming the Penguin of the virtual world.

It’s a thought, don’t you think?  Quite a thought.

A question, even, in the end, of a productive symbiosis between the two.

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