Amazon’s Kindle doing well… but why?

amazon kindleDutch (occasionally) funnyman Youp van ‘t Hek once referred to a book as a ‘pile of faxes’, back when faxes were the latest thing. I guess that joke needs to be updated to a pile of printed emails, but it does show the generation gap between printed and digital media.

Covering some of the middle ground by trying to combine the best features of printed books and new technology, 2007 saw the release of Kindle, the first serious e-book reader. I read today that it’s still doing very well in terms of sales, even outpacing the iPod. I find myself unable to figure out why.
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