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Kindle 2.0

Amazon’s brand new Kindle 2 is here, and Brad Stone says it’s “lighter, brighter, and chattier.”

I admit it…I want one, and at the same time, I feel guilty for wanting one. It’s hard not to be sucked in by hyperbolic exclamations that this e-book reader is either the savior of publishing or the harbinger of its death.

What do you think — is it harmful, helpful, or totally innocuous/inconsequential to purchase one?

If you have a Kindle 1.0, how do you like it, and are you considering an upgrade?

Here’s Stephen King at today’s launch; King scored a free Kindle by writing a short story about the Kindle, for publication exclusively on the Kindle. Wow — how many times can you use “Kindle” in a sentence?

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