I got a new Kindle this month. I’ve known they were available since their initial release. As an avid reader and author, I’ve even been familiar with all the benefits of bringing the world of book reading online. I also knew of course what it was designed to be a breakthrough for Amazon … an iPod, only for books. And I owned an iPod and loved it.

But, for some reason, it wasn’t until the last couple of months that my demand matured enough to act.