Julia Boorstin (SeekingAlpha) thinks the Kindle won't have much of an impact and lauds the Apple/Amazon 'partnership' as a possible savor of the publishing industry. "Previously, e-Books were only available to the small group of Kindle owners who shelled out $359 for the device." she wrongly enthuses. I just realized in writing my rebuttal in the comments that I missed the most obviously wrong part of that statement: "only available" WTF?
She goes on to gush "Sources in the publishing industry tell me they're really excited about the potential for e-Books." Humm. But this is all good because Amazon has such a hard time struggling to get customers that "This news is also huge for Amazon; bringing e-book capabilities to the iPhone should get millions of users to pay the $7-$10 price for each e-Book download."
It's going to be big, big, big.
The last comment about Kindle not having an impact is a killer.