I have just watched Jeff Bezos (and Stephen King) introduce the Kindle 2 at the Morgan Library in New York. It had the feel of an event at which people were just waking up to the possibility of an entirely new category of device or software, like Windows 3 or the Apple iPod.
The attendance at the launch certainly suggested that. Quite a large auditorium was packed with journalists, publishers, photographers and assorted hangers-on and, after the presentation had finished, there was a crowd of people hanging around to try out the device. Read more