Electronic books

Electronic books, books that you can read on your computer, phone or other electronic device, have been around for a while but they haven’t really taken off.  (I read quite a few when I had a PocketPC.)  Amazon’s new device, the Kindle, is trying to change that.  They spent a lot of effort making sure their reader resembles a paperback book in size and weight plus they added features that other electronic readers don’t have.  On the Kindle, you’ll have wireless access to the entire library of Amazon books.  You’ll be able to search for books and download them on the fly.  You’ll also be able to read blogs and use Google to some extent.

I can’t wait to see one!  Although at $399, I might not buy one right away …

Update: The Kindle just came out!