karen_w_newton (karen_w_newton) wrote,

Not Kindling a new flame?

Well, good news, bad news. The Kindle is still selling well, but Amazon doesn't plan to release a new model until next year. I have mixed feelings because Amazon is getting pretty damn high-handed these days. On one hand, I want e-books to take hold because I think they are the ultimate future of books, and I prefer evolution to extinction. On the other hand, no one likes to watch a bully prosper.

I also saw an item on alleyCat that reported that Amazon had bought a gaming company; the report speculated that the web giant plans to add gaming to the Kindle. Who knows? But if so, I hope they offer a choice in models. I wouldn't want to sacrifice longer battery life for a glitzy color screen. I just want to have dozens of books that I can carry in my purse and read any time I like!

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