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The Future of Newspapers is in Your Hands

Or at least it could be for $359. That’s how much the Kindle, from Amazon.com costs.

Kindle
On the market just shy of one year, the Kindle, and products like it, allow readers to download books, news articles and blogs. A book download costs $9.99. The display on the device is like the page of a book or newspaper, and according to the ads, looks pretty easy-to-read, even for old eyes like mine. Smaller than many paperbacks, the device weighs just over 10 ounces.

This isn’t an ad for Kindle. I just think it’s interesting how quickly products like this, that were predicted as the future of reading just a few short years ago by my estimation, are now a reality.

Best of all, here’s something you can actually bring into the bathroom with you. Can’t wrap a fish in it, however, and if you try to smack the dog with it they might call the ASPCA. Or else the thing would break and you’d be out $359 … a pretty expensive house-training device.

Monday 7:20 a.m.: By the way, here’s a list of the 28 newspaper Web sites you can get – for now – on Kindle, mostly heavy hitters like The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and other major metropolitan papers. There are also foreign publications, like Le Monde.