Friday, November 30, 2007
The Kindle--My Neighbor Had This Idea!
My neighbor, Rick, took a business class two years ago where the students had to come up with an idea and write a persuasive paper on that idea. Rick watched his son come home with heavy textbooks each day and thought, why not develop an electronic book for all of the textbooks?
Ah, but someone beat him to the idea. It probably won't be long until schools switch over to the newest product at Amazon: Kindle
At $399, the Kindle is flying off the shelves and currently out of stock. Amazon is stocking up and filling orders as fast as they can. There are 90,000 titles that can be downloaded wirelessly from anywhere--no need for a PC or wireless hotspot. Each book or bestselling title can be loaded for $9.99 and read over and over.
As much as I love the feel and look of books, I have to admit that it would be nice to have this nifty device for traveling. I like to bring four or more books sometimes in case I don't like one of them and having a Kindle would mean having to pack one simple thing.
So if you're looking for some ideas for that special someone, this would make a nice holiday gift for those who spend a few hundred on a loved one.
Rick--head over to the educational companies and go make a deal with the Kindle.