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Circle another date and write down a number (100 million)

A Juniper report estimates 100 million smart watches in use by 2019.

Let's see... more eBooks than printed books by 2018, 100 million smart watches by 2019... I guess the five-year prediction business is in high gear.

Please let me know if you find any news about that leak under my sink. I suspect it'll still be drip-dripping in five years.


Circle the Date for eBooks - 2018

Interesting article and interactive chart from The Economist (clear year numbers to move the chart along). By their projection, eBook sales will exceed printed book sales in the US in 2018. Comments to the article point out that the data may underrepresent eBook sales by relying on ISBNs.

Whether or not that's true, and given other data that suggests the penetration of eBooks varies by category and country, the trend is clear -- as it has been for several years. 

Amazon is the leader in eBook sales in the US, and, apparently, Barnes & Noble and Apple switch back and forth from month to month as to who is second and third.


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