Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Kindle, Paper, and Newspapers

I think the Kindle is gonna catch on. I scoffed at first, but with the news of the new and improved model, I think I'm sold. Here's why: my life is cluttered with paper. Magazines, newspapers, they are piling up in my place, creating another chore. I wouldn't be that sad to say goodbye to paper. Really, I think I'm over it. The romance and nostalgia of the paper? It's a waste.

I think that Kindle may even have the potential to revolutionize the newspaper business model. A fee based subscription service could be used, and the paper could automatically load onto the Kindle every day. Imagine reading a book at night on the Kindle, setting it the bedside stand, and waking up with to see the front page of your favorite newspaper there. That's worth a buck a week. I'm watching the Amazon stock very closely. . .

If you haven't seen what the buzz is about, here.