Just heard about Amazon’s new reading device, the Kindle. Click on the Kindle Video in the top left corner of the page.
I just spent $55 on books last weekend at the Wake County Public Library book sale. I got 4 boxes of books for that price, and some of those books were real finds. I have given about 20 away to friends and family already.
But having the ability to carry the same 4 boxes of books on a device that weights 11 ounces…
Well, it’s not quite worth $400 to me, yet. But I’ve added it to my wish list nonetheless…
(Gavel Bang, on a stack of books, to Clive Crook)
Arnold Kling has the right criticism of the Kindle, for now:
The show-stopper for me on the Kindle is the limited selection. None of the books that made a splash on this blog in 2007 seem to be available. No Myth of the Rational Voter, no Farewell to Alms, no The Forgotten Man, no Discover Your Inner Economist, no Radicals for Capitalism…If there were a “premium channel” for political economy that included these sorts of books, then I might be willing to pay $50 a month for a subscription. But I would actually have a hard time finding books I want to read if I were limited to the mass-market fare offered with the Kindle.