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When I was trying to check the amazon.com's homepage, I saw the letter from the CEO for restocked the Kindle(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kindle) which is wireless reading device.
If you know how unusual that amazon.com put the CEO's letter in the their very first page. Have a look at this.


Picture taken from http://www.amazon.com/ at 2:15 29th April 2008.

 

If you think it is just digital gadget such as smartphone and iphone, you should better think about it again.
Because, device was not the issues here.

What this letter mentioned is that they added 25,000 additional books, blogs, magazines, and newspapers which bringing the total to more than 115,000. A hundred fifteen thousands.
I will just briefly tell you about the history of ebook(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebook) viewer. Almost none of portable gadget succeed in the market, before E-ink came out. E ink (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eink) screen is most comfortable for human eyes-I haven't seen it yet but a lot of people talked about that way.- and feel like paper because it is one of electronic paper technology(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_paper).
So it is possible technology to make new big market.

Whenever I thought about it, I felt that amazon.com was just online version of bookstore. I know their main business was not selling the book any more so they became online shopping mall long time ago.
So they don't have to sell the actual books in the future because they can sell the ebook.

I know it still need a lot of time but it will happen someday.


Kindle product - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FI73MA/ref=amb_link_6750302_1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=gateway-center-column&pf_rd_r=1Z71PJ4PTSF3JRNE32VF&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=389635101&pf_rd_i=507846



p.s. I skipped a lot of details so some day I will write more about it.

 

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