Sunday, November 16, 2008
Kindle Economics Explored
Nice ZDNet piece on the economics of the Kindle, which you will recall is the Amazon book reading device. I saw it demonstrated at a meeting and was impressed, though I do not have one. The article addresses the question: " ... At what point, however, do consumers start ditching their dead-tree books for e-books? And how many books do you actually have to read per year in order for the convenience factor of the Kindle — its light weight, its ability to store hundreds of books in its memory, and the instant gratification of being able to download books via the Amazon Whispernet EVDO Sprint network — to outweigh its costs? ... ".