Among the reasons the device would never make it:
- It’s big and ugly – it’s no sleek iPhone
- $399 to have the privilege of then buying books to read on the device? Can I get a Fail Fail?
- Isn’t reading about the enjoyment of reading?
- So now I have to carry an iPod and a cell phone and a Kindle?
Nevertheless, the Kindle is still here and, you know, kind of a big deal. Amazon won’t release information on exactly how many have been sold, but estimates have the number at more than four million. Sorry Center Networks.
Admittedly, I wasn’t sold right away. The whole buying an expensive thing that allows me to buy more things seemed unnecessary. But then Amazon lowered the price and I jumped on the bandwagon. My mom held out for longer. Her rationale had more to do with the joys of holding an actual book in hand. Then I showed her mine and she was a convert. My dad bought her a Kindle and she became hooked.