Friday, February 22, 2008

Steve Jobs and reading


10 comments:

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I hope you're right and Jobs was wrong...

Lew said...

My wife did not get his message either. She reads every night, finishing about one a week. I read one or two a year. If the number of blogs is any indication, people are reading a lot of stuff - just not in book form. I don't think book stores and libraries are about to disappear, even if Google does digitize the Library of Congress.

Travis said...

Guess he got carried away on the crest of the product's potential success. Perhaps one should remind Mr Jobs of the phrase "reading is fundamental".

Viola Jaynes said...

From someone so intelligent, that was not very intelligent. Perhaps it is a minority that read, but they are reading up a storm.

The Mama Bear said...

Reading won't be dead even if I have to single handedly support it like the USPS...we can keep it alive.
E-readers are not my cup of tea.

Desert Songbird said...

There is nothing that can compare to the tactile, visual, and "auditory" experience of reading a book. I say "auditory" because for me, when I read, I "hear" the characters in my head. I "see" places in my mind that I will never visit in reality. Books are transcendent. Not even the most expensively made movie viewed in high definition and heard in surround-sound will compare to picking up a book.

Ivanhoe said...

Sorry Steve, the teach is right! I am right there with you....

Feathering My Nest said...

I think you are right. Nothing compares to reading. I love a good book. I can't stop reading a good one, and think about picking it up and can't wait 'til I get home to get back into it again.

Kathi

Spooker said...

So, just who does he think he's gonna be hiring as programmers in the coming years? Illiterate texters?
Too bad he couldn't have done an Oprah and SUPPORTED reading!

dabrah said...

Books are winners in my book. Reading off a screen just isn't as comfortable - or as warm.