Kindle vs Book

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