Wednesday, May 6th, 2009
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Kindle DX Blah Blah Blah

Here Is Your New MessiahThere is a new Kindle reader. It is larger than the previous one. It will cost $489. You can pre-order it now (sorry, "reserve your place on line"), although it won't be available until summer. Will it save the newspaper industry? Too soon to tell. But so far it has certainly done wonders for the liveblogging the new Kindle press conference industry.

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THIS IS THE STUPIDEST PRODUCT RELEASE IN THE HISTORY OF PRODUCTS.

(More or less.)

ljnd (#86)

Agreed. It is SIXTEEN SHADES OF GREY, does not offer discounts to newspaper subscriptions if YOU ARE IN THE METRO AREA OF THAT NEWSPAPER, and the DRM's a mess. Not to mention which, they do not know who they are aiming this product at – college kids (in which case $489 is an awful lot to pay for b/w textbooks that you can get in color on your Mac) or business people (in which case there needs to be a lot more newspapers/magazines on offer). Dumb. Dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb.

rj77 (#210)

Unless this thing has Spider Solitaire, it's a waste of plastic.

BronxWASP (#415)

I remain skeptical. I remember 10 years ago when the Microsoft ebook was all the rage and no one bought one.

It's still not economically worth it unless you're a billionaire.

davidwatts (#72)

FINALLY! A WAY TO PAY $500 FOR A NEWSPAPER!! A 21ST CENTURY SOLUTION TO YOUR 19TH CENTURY PROBLEMS!! I CAN'T WANT TO FOLLOW THE HIJINKS OF THE KIDS, YELLOW AND KATZENJAMMER, ON THIS DELIGHTFUL STEAM-POWERED CONTRAPTION!

gonzosmom (#471)

I'll have to cash in my 401K first.

KarenUhOh (#19)

Will it break if you have to brain someone on the subway with it?

It's also a hot plate!

And a floor wax!

ljnd (#86)

And a dessert topping!

whowhahuh (#57)

Christ, $500 for grey and black, jesus.

Product FAIL.

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