He also reckons that if Kindle fails, the e-book is over.
Customer opinions on the amazon.com site are divided ...
Me? I want to test drive one to see.
Messy Christian loves her Sony Reader. But is it true this Kindle thing wouldn't work here?
The environmental arguments for e-books are compelling, Nicholas Clee argues on the Guardian blog:
.. digital supply is becoming the most economical and environmentally friendly way of distributing the majority of published books. ... The returns system is one of the most distressingly wasteful by-products of the operations of the book industry. Books are shipped from distributors to thousands of bookshops; the copies that do not sell are shipped back from those thousands of bookshops to the distributors. By this time, most of these copies are unsaleable, and are moved on again to be pulped.