If you're gonna buy a Kindle 2 anyway...

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Friday, February 13, 2009
By Yokota Fritz

...please buy it through me. Thank you :-)

And Bike Hugger asked me to ask you to buy his book because it's available on Kindle! You can even read it in Russian!

Amazon's pretty excited about the Kindle 2 -- they say the Kindle 2 is:

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No, it doesn't read like paper. Only paper reads like paper. Electronic "books" read like electronic books.

Kindle is a solution searching for a problem.

I can get all the books I want for free or less than $5 through several local sources. I can carry them with me anywhere. I don't need to buy batteries for them. I can read them in the bathtub. I can read them in the rain. I can read them in bright sunlight. I can lend them to my friends. I can put them on the free table when I'm done with them. I can use them to prop up a table, light a fire in the wood stove, throw down in disgust when they're poorly written.

Kindle is not books. Kindle is consumerism gone mad.
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