Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Kindle 2.0... kindling some ideas

In case you are confused about what a Kindle is, it is Amazon's sole foray into making digital devices that has actually suceeded in any measure. It is a digital book reader. It has wifi and can download books via that for a fee. I am unsure how much it weighs but the original one I have seen isnt very thick and the next one is supposed to be thinner. We'll see.

So I had a thought. What if school systems actually bought into the kindle system in big numbers? This might be the next big thing to drive university book stores mad. Cuz books on Kindle only cost 10 bucks usually, from what I hear. Anyways I'd love one of these for travel but its out of my budget... Santa, are you listening?


Anton said...

Publishing on Kindle is limited, I don't see Textbooks being published on these. Textbooks have always seemed overpriced artificially, and I'm sure they're going to continue to do that.

I don't know what it's graphical capabilities are either, it may not even be able to display color images for all I know.

Thallian said...

oh sure, rain on my parade... Good points Anton..