Jamie Lendino at PCMag.com unloads on one Kindle feature didn’t mention yesterday:
The thing is, part of the reading experience is picking up the book. Each time you pick up the Kindle to start reading, you’ll have to click through an ad. Go get a cup of coffee, come back to the book, and you’ll see another one. When your child picks up the ebook reader, that’s the first thing she sees. How is that not part of the reading experience?
Make no mistake, Amazon’s eReaders and tablets are designed with one thing in mind: to make you consume more Amazon content. Not a bad strategy when you can sell the hardware for such low prices.