Apple’s iPad is not the Next Big Thing. It’s not even the next small thing. But it is a sexy thing, and I want one.

Amazon’s Kindle reading device has been creeping along, subtly, as the current big thing for over a year. According to an interview with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, “for titles that have a Kindle edition, Kindle sales are 48 percent of the physical sales.” Since that interview in December, he’s had to revise his numbers, “When we have both editions, we sell 6 Kindle books for every 10 physical books.”

Since I bought my original Kindle, Amazon has released a larger version, the Kindle DX. It has similar dimensions to an iPad, and I want one. Read the rest of this entry »