Today, Amazon announced that they will singlehandedly lead the charge to burn all books. Their new product, Kindle, is a technological burp that should've found it's way to stores five years ago. The product seems like five iPhones and a Laptop combined into one fit-in-your-backpack-but-not-your-pocket sized device. Using what they call, "electronic paper", Amazon not only proves their innovation in display technologies, but also their knack for clever names. Electronic Paper, thats the best they could do.
All this aside, the fact that it's using actual ink particles is kind of cool.
"Utilizing a new high-resolution display technology called electronic paper, Kindle provides a crisp black-and-white screen that resembles the appearance and readability of printed paper. The screen works using ink, just like books and newspapers, but displays the ink particles electronically. It reflects light like ordinary paper and uses no backlighting, eliminating the glare associated with other electronic displays. As a result, Kindle can be read as easily in bright sunlight as in your living room.The screen never gets hot so you can comfortably read as long as you like."
I give it a big fat D- for making the product way too big, way too late, as innovative as they claim it to be.