[Update - click to pre-order one today]
Amazon has released a newer bigger Kindle. The talking points surrounding it make it a device that will save the faltering newspaper industry. But the only thing that will impact that debacle is the end of the recession and the accompanying revival of advertising.
After our initial euphoria, we found the Kindle 2 sadly lacking - and it reminds us of 1990-like crippled technology.
We tried sending a simple Hebrew file of the Megillah to our Kindle 2 but it displayed pages and pages of boxes. Enough. We don't need no retro-tech. (See the comments below regarding the hack that enables Hebrew - reminding me of 1984.)
But wait. Kindle DX has a native PDF reader. So does this change everything? We sure do hope so.
Some will say that... Kindle 2 and Big Kindle are just gadgets. (But those of us who spent the money have been too embarrassed to admit it.)
The new big one is $489. We just don't understand the business plan yet. Order one anyway!