Much has been written about Kindle. Most reviews give it a 50/50 chance or call it a failure, but from the vantage point of having no real knowledge of the product I would like to make a bold claim: Kindle will (eventually) change the world.
Everything about this product is skewed in Amazons favor:
– They own the “last mile”
– They have deep publisher relations
– They own top of mind status with customers
– It is fair to say Amazon understands ‘unarticulated needs’ better than any other retailer on this planet. So you can be sure they KNOW customers want this.
– Kindle offers a better way to consume book/periodical/blog media
But despite any other argument for or against this product the real reason behind my confidence is a prematurely balding man the world calls Mr. Jeff Bezos.