it seems, reading that Anderson downgrades Long Tail to Chocolate Teapot status according to Andrew Orlowski writing in The Register.
Orlowski has written about this topic in previous articles with the provocative titles Chopping the Long Tail down to size and The Long Fail: Web 2.0's faith meets the facts
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.