Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Kindle 2.0

Rumors are flying that an Amazon press conference scheduled for Feb. 9 at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York is the official launch of the Kindle 2. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is slated to be at the event.

If it comes with new features such as longer batter life and a lower cost, I may just bite. Here's why:
  1. Portability. The size is smaller than a regular book and convenient to carry around.
  2. Instant Access. My immediate gratification need to want a book in a few minutes is satisfied. And having access to a large library is nice too.
  3. Clutter reduction. Instead of having books everywhere cluttering up my house, I'll just have this little white piece of plastic.
  4. Environmentally Friendly. Sure the plastic and electronic components may be toxic to produce and dispose, but over the life of it there will be less paper used and less carbon emitted from not transporting three to five pound books.
And because it's just cool.


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