Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com, has a vision. He wants to replace these . . .
Books . . . with this:
Cheap Piece of Chinese crapCall me a crusty old curmudgeon—go ahead—but there is no fucking way I will ever give up real books for an e-reader called the "Kindle" (whatever that means). It has a GIGANTIC 6" diagonal grayscale screen, holds about 200 "books," and is notorious for flipping several pages at a time instead of just one—the traditional way of reading anything.
Personally, I think my bookcases would look pretty stupid, not to mention superfluous, with just a Kindle sitting there, recharging every few hours for two hours at a time. And something the Kindle fans may not know about: Flash memory eventually wears out, just like it does on iPods. Library here today, gone tomorrow.
Hmm, not a bad idea for schlockmeisters like Nora Roberts and James Patterson . . .