This is old, but I just came across this recently and thought I'd share it. Because while the iPad is certainly neat, and Steve Jobs certainly spoke highly of the iBookstore (which is to be expected), here's what he had to say about Amazon's Kindle two years ago:
“It doesn’t matter how good or bad the product is, the fact is that people don’t read anymore. Forty percent of the people in the U.S. read one book or less last year. The whole conception is flawed at the top because people don’t read anymore.”
Thanks for the support, Mr. Jobs. It means the world to us crazy and naive writer folk.