I’ve been showing around my Kindle at tons of places to tons of people. Last night I showed it off at a small dinner of great people (Dave Sifry has some great photos). In London I showed it off at the geek dinner.
Reaction has been the same: poor design, interesting idea, weird/crappy look. Very few people tell me they are interested enough in buying one.
Me? I do love the process of reading on it after you ignore the design. It is awkward to hold and it hasn’t gotten less awkward over time, even after reading a ton on it.
Interesting that this doesn’t get people asking me about it the way the iPhone did. No one has stopped me in the train asking about it.
One other thing? The cheap white plastic is getting dirty after being handed around so much.
Oh, and on the Kindle topic I see that Joe Wikert, an executive with Wiley, one of the largest and oldest book publishers around, has started a blog to specifically talk about the Kindle. Subscribed!
We’re all off to see the Louvre. See ya soon.