Monday, February 09, 2009

Oh Harrogate...

Now, I want it.... The second generation Kindle.

This may make books obsolete. Not replaceable but obsolete, especially for urban dwellers.
At Amazon, we've always been obsessed with having every book ever printed, and we know that even the best reading device would be useless without a massive selection of books. Today, the Kindle Store has more than 230,000 books available, plus top newspapers, magazines, and blogs. This is just the beginning. Our vision is to have every book ever printed, in any language, all available in under 60 seconds on Kindle. We won't stop until we get there.
I believe them. It may be my next purchase, in September.

5 comments:

The Roof Almighty said...

And THAT is why I didn't buy a first generation.

If only it had comic-reading functionality.

Amy and I may need to buy one for a shared birthdays/Christmases.

The Roof Almighty said...

That they have added to text-to-speech, the mp3 player, and the browser makes this dork catnip.

Dorknip.

Can I just make a The Diamond Age reference and let those of you have read the book enjoy that science fiction is catching up to us.

Now all we have to do is have the ability to pay premium prices for actors to read the books to us live. Sorry, "ractors."

Oxymoron said...

"Dorknip."

Are you saying Solon is a dork?

M said...

Oxy, face it: every one of us at TRS is a dork on some level, you included.

Supadiscomama said...

Downside:

"The most elegant feature of a physical book is that it disappears while you're reading. Immersed in the author's world and ideas, you don't notice a book's glue, the stitching, or ink. Our top design objective was to make Kindle disappear--just like a physical book--so you can get lost in your reading, not the technology."

I personally like the glue, the stitching, and the ink--the material book.