The first Kindle came out in 2007. Pricey little gadgets. Still, I’d like to have one. But, I can’t just drop, what was it, nearly 400 bucks on a device my family would see as a geek’s toy.
I’ve been voicing birthday, Christmas and Mother’s Day wishes complete with ‘but they need to seriously drop the price.’ I think we’ve bought a printer, a laptop, a desktop and a few cell phones while I’ve been wishing.
Last night, charging my cell so I could continue reading an e-book in a cell phone sized window, I announced to my family that I would soon have enough money to buy a new model Smart Phone so I can read longer before it flashed the low battery icon.
Eventually the idea of checking the current price on my ‘wish’ set in and I called up the Amazon page. My tweets were at the same time mentioning a price war on e-readers. There were more tweets on the topic when I had to turn the phone to airline mode to save the rest of the battery.
This morning, news of the Kindle’s price cut had made its way into my email. So, I checked my pay-pal, it was good to go. I went to Amazon to confirm this wasn’t some really bad joke or a very cool dream.
It looks like I have fulfilled my wish. Now, when people ask what I want for this event or that birthday, I have nothing to say. Unless, of course, this gadget needs a winter coat or a reading light.
I said from the start, if I wait, the price will come down. Well, there it is, and it should be in my very hands before the week-end.
Now, I have to get back to doing the work that made this possible to begin with. Till next time, stay well and keep reading. And if you have a wish list, don’t forget to add my novel, If I Should Die, but you have to wait till November.
I wonder if I can send email through Kindle? Does it have a camera? Can I make a call? Well, I guess I can’t have everything and holding an e-reader to my ear would just look silly.