The predictable lifecycle of the skeptic (or even better, cynic)
The Kindle is a lousy idea. No one will read a book that way.
The Kindle is late. Amazon has no clue how to launch a product.
The Kindle is poorly designed. See, we told you.
The Kindle's pricing model hurts book publishers. It will never be adopted by them.
The Kindle is pretty cool. Non-techies like it.
The Kindle is sold out. Amazon doesn't know how to produce a product.
The Kindle is selling far more than anyone ever predicted.
The Kindle will sell millions and we are raising our predictions for Amazon's earnings as a result.
... The Kindle missed our estimates. See?