TechCrunch reports that Amazon has shipped 240,000 Kindles to date. That, according to their math, brings the gross Kindle income (devices plus associated digital reading materials) to more than $100 million.
To me, this is interesting because the Kindle is so ugly. It screams “prototype!” Which means that once another company, with a better design sense, gets hold of this new model of digital dissemination of reading material, e-reading is going to really, really take off. And once this becomes an affordable handheld, priced around a hundred bucks, with integrated web browsing, GSI, etc. etc.? Stand back.
Reading is changing, there’s no way around it.