Posted by: Memo | September 15, 2007

Amazon’s eBook reader: The Kindle

Wow, it’s been a while since my last post! Summer fun and whatnot. Not to mention school started for everyone. Anyhow, back to the grind! News from TechCrunch on Amazon’s e-book reader, the “Kindle”, which aims to compete with Sony’s Reader:

Amazon isn’t supporting the industry’s open standard around eBooks. Instead they are using their own proprietary format from Mobipocket, a company they acquired in 2005

Like the iPod, the key driver of sales of the device won’t be the depth of content available on the associated service, but the availability of pirated, free content on BitTorrent and other P2P networks. eBooks are coming, but they’re not here yet.

Imagine: pirated e-books! Free! Oh…wait. Then again there’s the matter of how possibly uncool the Kindle actually looks. Still, I’d love to get my hands on one! 🙂

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  1. […] readers: here to stay? Back in September I linked to a few lines about Amazon’s Kindle, the gadget du juour that’s taking the e-book world by squall. […]

  2. The Kindle is actually quite classy; it’s like a convergence of old school and new school technology

  3. The new Kindle certainly has those attributes!


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