GeekBrief.TV #262

Lately I’ve been typing out my shownotes in a google friendly format. On Brief #262 I review the Amazon Kindle eBook reader. It’s all about the good, the bad, and the ugly, also known as the function, the feel and the look. I have lots of criticism for the hardware, and a little bit about the software, but I love reading on the Kindle. On a scale of 1 to 10 with 1 being a :CueCat barcode reader and 10 being an iPhone, I give Kindle a seven. It’s a first generation device with plenty of room for improvement, but for early adopters who love books and, the negatives are easily tolerated. Now, Amazon, bring on version two!

One of the cool experiment features of Kindle is something called “Ask Kindle NowNow” and it rocks. At the time we shot, I hadn’t gotten an answer to the question I asked. By upload time, I received a very thorough and impressive answer. I just might be about to recoup my investment in the reader by using NowNow. You’ll have to watch to know what I’m talking about.