So it arrived yesterday. I love it. I didn’t make an ‘unboxing’ video, nor am I going to catalog disappointments. Because I DON’T have any!
It’s even more delightful than I thought it would be! I turned it on and it already had my Amazon account info on it. I bought Junot Diaz’ new novel. How cool to pay ten bucks instead of 30, and not have to lug around a big hardcover book! Then I subscribed to the New York Times. I bought Huckleberry Finn for 3.50 and The Count of Monte Cristo for 1.25. Each took about 30 seconds to load onto my Kindle.
Pleasant Kindle surprises:
The screensaver! I got a pretty one with birds the first time my Kindle went nye-nye, and the second time I got a cool drawing of Oscar Wilde.
The ‘Next Page’ button lets me read with one hand. (Cuz I’ve got a Diet Coke in the other, perv.)
Good Morning TriXie, here’s your New York Times. Okay, it didn’t talk to me, but having today’s Times delivered to me when I turned on my Kindle this morning was sweet.
All the gadget geeks at the ‘soft have been flocking to my office to peep the Kindle. I think Major Nelson pitched a tent when he discovered that he can get the mobile version of majornelson.com on it, though Paul Bunyan thinks the ‘flash’ when you turn the page and the screen re-loads or whatever would get annoying after awhile. I think I clinched the sales of many Kindles today. I think Amazon should send me a t-shirt. Or Jeff Bezos could take me to lunch. I’ll take either.