While Bezos was wrapping up his much-jeered Book Expo speech that turned into a canned Kindle promo, I was approaching the Amazon booth on the floor. The day before, I had spent a little time playing with the gadget that hopes to change reading as we know it. But I had forgotten to get a photo.
An Amazon rep asked if he could help me. I told him I just wanted a picture of me holding the Kindle for my blog. "You're not going to run away with it, are you?" he asked, and I sensed he was only half kidding. "You're not going to run away with my camera, are you?" I shot back. Geez. You can see the incredulity is still on my face in the photo.
So, what did I think? Well, I like it. I can read the text okay. I love the portability. It was a little yucky when it scrolled to the next page, but I hear you can get used to that. But even with the new price break, tree-fitty is a bit too spendy for my tight budget. Get it down to $199 and I'll buy one.