Friday, April 18, 2008
Bezos on the Kindle
Jeff Bezos, head of Amazon, spent most of his annual letter to shareholders talking about the Kindle, Amazon's e-reader. Interesting that he asks many good questions about the future of literary culture, but whoever wrote this letter for him seems tentative and not particularly well-informed. Suggestion to Amazon: if you really want to challenge assumptions about the electronic book, give a few to very creative writers who have shown their willingness to use multimedia and see what they come up with and then send those out as links with your annual letter to shareholders next year. I mean, think about what an e-reader is really capable of.