Monday, October 27, 2008

Ebooks in the Key of O!

Three Cheers for Oprah!

I got an interesting email newsletter from Kelly Bliss, who usually writes about plus-sized fitness, self-esteem, etc. She just couldn't restrain herself from talking about this new device she had just seen Oprah Winfrey enthusiastically demonstrate. The idea of storing hundreds of books in a small reader really excited Kelly, and rightly so. But I find it telling that, like most people, she had never heard of ebooks or ebook readers, or if she had the concept hadn't registered enough for her to remember it. Now she wants one.

The Oprah endorsement cannot be overestimated.