Monday, November 19, 2007

Hint: An Old Song By The Doors

The Kindle comes out this Wednesday. (Can you guess the title of this post?)

It's a portable reading device with the ability to wirelessly download books, blogs, magazines, and newspapers. Thanks to electronic paper, a revolutionary new display technology, its screen is as sharp and natural as reading ink on paper—and nothing like the strain and glare of a computer screen. You can read it outside in bright sunlight. You control size of type. (Every book can be a large print book.) Wireless. No PC and no syncing needed. Using the same network as advanced cell phones, content is delivered using Amazon's wireless system, Whispernet. Unlike WiFi, you don't have to find a hotspot. No service plans, yearly contracts, or monthly wireless bills. Holds 200 books. All books are $9.99. Displays jpegs and gifs. It costs $399.

I'm sure if I owned one of these, I'd start reading again. How about you?

A beautiful article about the Kindle.