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:
Slim & Lightweight: Just over 1/3 inch and 10.2 ounces
Books in under 60 seconds: Get books delivered in less than 60 seconds; no PC required
Improved Display: Reads like real paper; now boasts 16 shades of gray for crisp images and text; even reads well in bright sunlight
Longer Battery Life: 25% longer battery life; read for days without recharging
More Storage: Take your library with you; holds over 1,500 books
Faster Page Turns: 20% faster page turns
Read-to-Me: Text-to-Speech feature means Kindle can read every book, blog, magazine, and newspaper out loud.
No Wireless Bills: No monthly wireless bills, data plans, or commitments. Amazon pays for Kindle’s wireless connectivity so you won’t see a monthly wireless bill.
Large Selection: Over 230,000 books, plus U.S. and international newspapers, magazines and blogs available
Low Book Prices: New York Times Best Sellers and New Releases $9.99, unless marked otherwise
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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.