it seems, reading that Anderson downgrades Long Tail to Chocolate Teapot status according to Andrew Orlowski writing in The Register.
Now, that should stimulate a lively debate among the many who are basing their business proposition on this by now famous theory, developed by Chris Anderson, the Editor of WIRED, a
number of years ago using the music industry as an example. The data quoted in these articles is certainly worth closer examination and study before making a final judgment but at first sight it makes a lot of sense. Just shows that once again grand new theories must be proven by facts before becoming reality and it might just be too early to come to a definite conclusion.