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.


Patty said...

I ordered mine a while ago and it was backordered twice! Latest update is that I'm getting it on December 26th...

Karen said...

Ah, let me know how you like it!

kw said...

I come from a big reading family. The last time we all went on a trip together one of my sons had an entire suitcase full of books. I feel the same as you. I enjoy the smell and feel of a book in my hands, but for trips Kindle would be just the thing! :-)

LaRonda said...

This will be interesting to watch. It sure would relieve some of the back strain of those heavy backpacks for kids in school!

~ LaRonda