Saturday, November 24, 2007

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.


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