I saw Kindle 1 advertised on Amazon's site a while ago and paid no attention to it. I didn't think there was any substitute for that cozy feeling of curling up with a good book. But...I'm willing to consider for a moment that I may be wrong. I won't go into all of the features of Kindle 2 on this post, but you can watch videos at Amazon.com and read the reviews.
The features that struck the biggest chord with me were these:
- The display is not like a computer display. Bezos calls it "Electronic Paper" which causes less eye strain than a computer monitor (which is like "shining a flashlight in your eyes".)
- Books are paperless - there are no longer considerations about how many copies should be published. You can imagine how much paper this would save.
- Clutter-free. You can put 1,500 books on this device. We must have 100s of books in our house, some of them never read. I can imagine how nice it would be to have more space where books would be.
What about you? What do you think of "paperless" books?