It’s gonna get a lot worse before it gets any better.
Here is a little reflection by celebrity aggregator Jason Kottke about the fate of the bookshelf. It ends like this: “As the bookshelf industry scrambles to retool, a Kindle cozy industry rises.” This is. . . one of those stories about the way people change with the times that you can only reflect upon for about two minutes, because if you think about it any more than that, you end up facing a pretty stark and kind of depressing reality. The slack created by the collapse of the old industry can’t possibly be picked up by the new industry, so things get even more sluggish and everything continues to go to hell.