If you’re gonna buy a Kindle 2 anyway…

…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:

  • 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

2 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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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