Kindlenomics


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A few weeks ago I evaluated Amazon’s Kindle. While I really liked the device, the big problem I had with it was that at its current price of $359.00 it was too expensive at this point for mass consumer adoption. I also had a number of issues with the fact that despite being based on Linux, the device is a closed book, literally.

At what point, however, do consumers start ditching their dead-tree books for e-books? And how many books do you actually have to read per year in order for the convenience factor of the Kindle — its light weight, its ability to store hundreds of books in its memory, and the instant gratification of being able to download books via the Amazon Whispernet EVDO Sprint network — to outweigh its costs?

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One Response to Kindlenomics

  1. fredlet says:

    I went the Sony eBook route for several reasons…
    1. I saw the Kindle as a money pit
    2. I wanted to not have 7 trillion books in my house (and moving them is HEAVY)
    3. killing trees bothers me
    4. I can tote around lots of reading material without herniation.

    Just got the upgraded one with the built in reading light and it is FANTASTIC.

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