By Peter Antoniou
So I started paying attention some more and I learned more fun stuff. Hardcover books are cheap on it ($9.99). Thanks to the built in cellular connection, you can buy books anywhere and get them delivered instantly. There are hundreds of thousands of free books from a variety of sources. You can subscribe to newspapers and magazines and they are delivered automatically. You can subscribe to RSS content and have it directly delivered on the device. You can email documents to your Kindle.
I could read all this electronic content while enjoying my morning coffee without having to be tied to a computer. In some ways I miss the experience of reading a newspaper, but nobody is printing a newspaper I want delivered to my house anymore, and who want to deal with all the cost and waste involved? Now I can subscribe to the content I want from a variety of sources, have my own personal newspaper, with news up to the minute, and I can read it by the pool or at the gym. All periodical publishing will eventually be like this. Newspapers better be paying attention, this is how they can survive.