Thursday, October 16, 2008
Reading Gone Green: The Amazon Kindle
If you've ever thought that books were wasteful, you're not the only one. Amazon introduced late last year the Amazon Kindle, a wireless reading device that has "revolutionary electronic-paper display that provides a sharp, high-resolution screen that looks and reads like real paper." Not bad, and fairly high marks on Amazon in terms of reviews (average rating 4/5). The benefits for the environment are obvious: less paper created, less books and paper disposed of, less trees used to create paper. Newspapers like the Wall Street Journal and New York Times delivered to your Kindle automatically, and you can download virtually any book from Amazon right onto your Kindle.