Joel Rickett on the Kindle
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Today the Guardian Saturday Review includes a comment on the Amazon Kindle from Joel Rickett, deputy editor of The Bookseller. He quotes an early reviewer ( no source given, but hey this is a print publication so it must be true...)
it looks "like a shard from the Space Shuttle with a Sinclair Spectrum built in"
Rickett concludes that "An iPod it ain't".
Well, I think the Amazon project should be given more attention by people in the book industry. The Spectrum was the first of a series of devices. After 1982 the computer reached most homes over about a decade. This is an issue the Saturday Review could come back to.