Amazon has just released what they claim to be a revolutionary e-book reader (and much else) called a Kindle
, which Newsweek reviewed
. It claims to be user-friendly and has cell phone like access to a huge number of books, magazines, and more. You can also search books with the technology. I wrote about the difference between the page and the screen in The Soul in Cyberspace
, but Kindle is a bit beyond what I (or anyone) had in mind in 1997.
Well. For any wealthy Constructive Curmudgeon reader out there, I challenge you to buy me one for Christmas, so that I can blog about what I take its strengths and weaknesses to be. It only costs $399!
(The chances are small, since no one took the hint about my wishlist on Amazon. But, you never know...)