Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Request to Kindle Developers:
Work on making the 'hand feel' of the Kindle something more akin to a book and less technological and plastic. Wrapping the thing with an additional leather cover won't do it. If the thing feels good in the hand and is pleasant to the eye--if it feels like something that belongs in a library--readers will be quicker able to forget that the reading surface is a "screen." The Kindle screen may not be the same as paper, but it's not like other screens--as you know--and readers need help in making that discovery. The word "screen" is definitely getting in the way of readers' acceptance.