A Brick in the Valley

Will Amazon’s Kindle Catch On?
December 4, 2007, 3:53 am
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You’ve probably heard – – Amazon has introduced a new electronic reading device.  I don’t plan to buy one any time soon.  But, it is going to be very interesting to see if it is the Wii of book reading.

Barbara Cave Henricks shares a “trio of reasons” why it is an improvement over previous attempts at electronic readers:

 It seems that a trio of improvements to the idea of virtual book are making the Kindle a big story — so big, in fact, that Newsweek devoted a cover story to it. The Kindle allows the download of books directly to the device without a stop at a computer. It allows one to change the the size of the font, something the over-40 crowd struggling with the decision to use reading glasses will no doubt appreciate, and it packs 30 hours of battery life. Weighing in at less than a pound, there can be no doubt that it will lighten everyone’s luggage which is no small feat in a day when passing through airport security makes most people wish they could leave everything they own at home to avoid the hassles of packing and unpacking while lines of fellow passengers sigh around you.

HT: Chris Webb

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