A short review of the Amazon Kindle

The Kindle has many advantages as a reading device: It’s light and portable, generally smaller than the average paperback, by volume. It can hold thousands of books, and keep your place in all of them. Purchasing a book on the Kindle is thousands of times faster than having it delivered through the mail, which is an incredible advantage on the road, away from good book stores. Its paging system makes it seem remarkably like a book, as does its reflective digital ink. However, there is one significant flaw:

I have never broken a book; not in my pocket, not in the mail. So far I have broken two Kindles.

Assuming an outstanding warranty service, which Amazon seems to have, the delivery time on a Kindle is the same as a book. Only, if I ever did manage to break a book, it would be just the one book. With the kindle, break it, and you’ve broken your whole library!

1 thought on “A short review of the Amazon Kindle”

  1. Christy rented Fahrenheit 451 from the library which we plan to watch sometime soon. I’ve never actually read the book, but I’m familiar with the premise.

    I was commenting to her last night about the Kindle and how in some ways there are risks with entrusting your entire library to a cloud that someone else owns.

    I’ll probably have more to say after watching the movie.

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