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Yes, they might be headed for the grave, but don't expect them to drive the nails into their own coffins.
I believe the durability of books will ensure that they don't disappear any time soon. My house is littered with cassette tapes, VHS tapes, floppy disks, zip disks, vinyl records, and other media that I don't own a device to play. The nice thing about books is they are a self contained medium. They don't require ongoing support from a company for their existence. A hundred years from now Kindle will be long forgotten, but many of the books printed today will still be readable.
Do you think you'll be able to read a 2013 Kindle book in 80 years?
But at least he didn't set up shop in their monasteries, I guess.
That being said, it's insensitive at best for Amazon to call bookstores trying to get them to sell Kindles. Especially because it's not like Amazon is letting them in on a preferred selling plan- you can buy the damn things everywhere nowadays.
Apple didn't put record stores out of business. Record Stores was hit by the file sharing tsunami, that technology unleashed. If Apple wasn't on the top of the wave, there would had been others, like Sony, Microsoft, Nokia, even Amazon. The Recording Industry played a huge role in the demise of record stores. Much like CDs are now relics.
In the future, book stores will just have rare and esoteric stuff. Just like record stores.
Oh, they respond to journalists all the time. Actual journalists. Not you.