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The Kindle: yes, it really is going to be the future of books

By James Crabtree  

Kindle: its geek for cash cow

Kindle: its geek for cash cow

“Dear Kindle Owner,” begins an e-mail received by anyone who owns one of Amazon’s much sought after e-book readers earlier today, “We are excited to introduce Kindle 2—the next generation of our wireless reading device.” As a current Kindle owner, it goes on—and this doesn’t apply to anyone here the UK, where it isn’t for sale yet, or indeed anyone in America who tried to buy it for Christmas, because it sold out—to offer a “special opportunity” to “be among the…

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