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.


Blogger Akmon said...

The Kindle looks promising. However, I do like the Stanza application on the iPhone. I am really only now beginning to explore the app more thoroughly. I'm beginning with some books that are now in the public domain. I presume the Kindle has much more to offer, but Stanza is free for iPhone owners.

9:59 AM  
Blogger Joe said...

Don't know about stanza, but what I think the Kindle has over a photon-emitting display is ease on the eyes. Plus, more efficient. I may be in the market for an iPhone soon, though, so I'll check that out.

10:49 PM  
Blogger Akmon said...

Just learned that Kindle has released a new, free application for the iPhone. With the app you can now purchase materials from the Amazon store. Boo ya.

10:02 AM  

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