So it’s been a few months now that I’ve had my Amazon Kindle, the e-book reader that Amazon.com released late last year.
What’s obvious is that it’s a conveniently sized e-book reader, with good battery life and clear black text on an off-white screen, easy to read.
What I didn’t realize is how much I like the simple convenience of the Kindle’s wireless connectivity. I can sit just about anywhere in the United States, and the Kindle wireless connection gives me an instant market of Amazon.com books, major newspapers, magazines and even a few of the best blogs (alas, not this one). This “just about anywhere” means, for example, that during that awkward time between passing security and boarding the plane, I can load my Kindle with reading material.
The daily New York Times, for example, costs no more than the paper version but loads into the Kindle in a few seconds. A book take less than a minute. The magazines cost a few dollars.
Stuck in the airport without some good reading material? No problem.
So this is a big change, the marriage of the e-book with the wireless access to get to the market. And I thought I’d post this, just as a matter of things that work, benefits, maybe generate some ideas.