New. Improved. Kindle. Photos.

Via on Feb 9, 2009

It’s Amazon’s Kindle: a book that can hold 1000s of books, an entire library’s worth, in less the weight than a single book. It’s easier to read than a laptop—much—you can read it in the sun on a beach with your sunglasses on. It’s eco as all hell—trees everywhere will thank you, though I wonder if the loss of tree farms is a good or bad thing, carbon-wise. (And we all love books, and what would happen if all the electricity in the world shorted out, would we all lose all our books in a Kindle-ful future?) It’s the end of pricey textbooks, of dragging 200 pounds of books to school. It’s 25% thinner than the new iPhone. It’s Oprah’s fave. It’s a sci-fi creation, here at last. 

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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4 Responses to “New. Improved. Kindle. Photos.”

  1. Toby says:

    What is the point of these? I am confused.

  2. mike says:

    This thing is very cool and got me wanting one. The few issues I see are this. No dharma books etc on Kindle yet. If you like NY Times best seller list type books you got it made. Newspaper subscriptions don’t have all the images and no want ads. Magazines are not formatted like you would expect and limited pictures.

  3. Heather says:

    Reading on a screen for long periods of time kills my eyes, and is slowly deteriorating my eyesight. So I’ll skip the convenience of having many paperless volumes at my fingertips, and stick to my paperbacks. You’ll find me surrounded by bookshelves to the end!

  4. But that’s the whole point of Kindle, Heather—and why Oprah loves it so. It’s easy on the eyes, it’s wholly unlike reading on a laptop. Supposedly. I’ve never seen one.

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