The Kindle is for “Frictionless” Reading, First

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Nice post by Matt Asay at CNet:

No, what I really like about the Kindle is the reading experience. It’s wonderful. The only thing missing is a backlight for reading in low-light conditions, but it’s already better than reading a physical book because the screen is comforting to view and the weight/feel of the product is exceptional.

Couldn’t agree more. Yes, you can check your email on the Kindle. Yes, you can check the weather on your Kindle. Yes, you can post to your blog on the Kindle. But I experience what Jeff Bezos once said they were trying to produce with the Kindle: a frictionless reading experience.