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  • Kidd's take on Kindle

    Arts & Culture


    Chip Kidd, amazing book cover designer had this profound comment to make on A Brief Message on the Amazon's new Kindle, electronic book system:

    "Monday November 19th, Amazon released something called Kindle, the latest “e-book” reading device. I’ve been asked to comment on what effect I think this will have, if any, on book design as we know it. Here goes.


    Sincerely, Chip Kidd"

  • Another comment from someone who has never owned or used a Kindle. There are many who somehow don't think it is inappropriate to do this.

    I love my Kindle, and consider it the most valuable thing I have bought since my first IBM PC many years ago.

    I read all blog comments on the Kindle curtesy of Google Alerts, and all writers who really have owned and use a Kindle agree with me. But there are many others who, knowing nothing about the Kindle, still think it is their duty to post negative comments on it. But a few have reposted after using a Kindle, and written to apologize for their error, and joining the ranks of those who love this little device.

  • In response to Kindle, posted by Charles Wilkes,
    in the thread Kidd's take on Kindle

    Thanks for your response Charles. Great to hear that Kindle works well - you sound like an 'early adopter'. I enjoyed the way the posting was written by Kidd - he will probably be asked to design 'kindle skins' by next week. Have fun :)

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