To date, I’ve seen exactly two Kindles in the wild. Both times I was on an airplane. For hot commodities, they seem fairly rare. Or maybe I travel in Luddite circles. Both times, I wanted to tap the owners on the shoulder and quiz them on their use. Have the gotten their $400 worth?
If you’re on a budget and have an iPhone (mutually exclusive?), you can make your own Kindle. Sort of. It involves some hackery and hollowing out a Moleskine notebook to slip your iPhone into for that “book feel”. It’ll make more sense when you check out the how-to at Wired.