February 26, 2011

Free Kindle?

From Kevin Kelly (via DF):
In October 2009 John Walkenbach noticed that the price of the Kindle was falling at a consistent rate, lowering almost on a schedule. By June 2010, the rate was so unwavering that he could easily forecast the date at which the Kindle would be free: November 2011.
Since then I've mentioned this forecast to all kinds of folks. In August, 2010 I had the chance to point it out to Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon. He merely smiled and said, "Oh, you noticed that!" And then smiled again.
The entire article is only another couple of paragraphs, and worth the thought-provoking read. If wireless providers can give away feature phones free, why not the Kindle? Click through for the rest.