February 10th, 2010

Kindle 2

Evolution becomes Revolution

After I had read one book on a Kindle, I knew books had reached a new stage in their evolution. Digital reading offered so much in the way of convenience (portability, no space constraints, variable font size, wireless delivery, searchable text, tons of free public domain books) that it was bound to win converts. Sure enough, the Kindle, which was introduced as a competitor to the Sony Reader, soon had lots more competition. By the end of 2009, it seemed as if eReaders were popping out of the woodwork, like mice in an old house.

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The ebook wars might have become a revolution, but it's all happening in a small third-world country.

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