Kindle vs Book

Note: This post is over 4 years old. It was first published in November 2007

The current discussion about the Amazon Kindle suggests that its feature list and capabilities far outstrip anything that traditional paper could ever manage:

Amazon Kindle:

  • Fragile & intrinsically breakable.
  • Supplier lock-in.
  • Spies on you.
  • Will probably be useless in a few years time.
  • Limited battery life.
  • Content cannot be traded second hand.
  • Content cannot be annotated easily.
  • Looks like it was made by Tandy in the ’80s.
  • Uninspired attempt by a corporation to jump onto the walled-shopping-garden bandwagon a la iTunes.
  • Makes you look like a dork.


  • None of the above