So here is the story of how I got my Kindle 2 and what I think of it as a replacement for paper books. I ordered the Kindle 1 on December 25th, 2008 as a Christmas present from my family. The Kindle 1 was out of stock because Oprah did a show on it. I was told to “get in line” and that my Kindle would ship sometime near the end of February 2009. (8-12 weeks!)
This is not just a cool toy. It is changing the way I read books and gives me more frequent access to my reading material. This means I am reading through business books more quickly and using a few spare minutes here and there more effectively. I highly recommend the Kindle 2 and commend Jeff Bezos for his vision in creating the product.
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