If my George Foreman grill could order meat it would be a Kindle

If my George Foreman grill could order meat, it would be as important to kitchen appliances as the Kindle is to the book and e-commerce industries.  In June, this ZDNet blogger said he felt the Kindle’s days were numbered because of the iPad.  But just this month ZDNet posted a story that outlines wall street analyst projections that Amazon sold 4 million Kindles in the fourth quarter alone — and is projected to sell 10 million more in 2011.  I just got my Kindle this past Christmas and love it like the year 1987 and the 2002 World Series. (That’s a hyperbole.)

My two favorite Christmas presents

Since getting the Kindle, I’ve spent $475 on Amazon.com (about double what the typical Amazon customer spends per year) — only $20 for e-books. Obviously, the Kindle is my personal gateway drug back to Amazon.com. And it’s far easier to clean than my George Foreman grill.  See smashed left thumb.

Dear Jeff Bezos, You now have 121 122 million customers. I’m back.

Everyone wants to talk iPad vs. Kindle.  Not so fast. The Kindle is different than my iPad.  It replaces paper books while my iPad seems to replace part of my laptop, TV, MP3 player and portable DVD player that I never did buy. The beauty of the Kindle is that it doesn’t pretend to be something it’s not. Like the Cadillac CTS-V Coupe that tries to be a BMW 6 Series and a Corvette at the same time.

The book is dead.  Long live the Kindle.

– Jose Mallabo

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  1. #1 by JM on January 21, 2011 - 6:40 pm

    Did you recently purchase 1 million Kindles?

  2. #2 by Taylor on June 15, 2011 - 4:48 pm

    The kindle is truly an amazing invention, which like you correctly point out, is designed to do one thing, and do it really well.

    Its one of those things that once you start to use it, you wonder how you managed with out it, and you certainly are not going to part with it.

  3. #3 by Jose Mallabo on June 15, 2011 - 5:33 pm

    I truly hope they don’t try to make the Kindle an iPad competitor. It would be shame. There are enough tablet wannabes in the market already.

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