It’s impossible to see the Kindle 2 in person, unless you buy the device or know someone who has — it’s available only through Amazon.com’s online store.
So last Thursday I invited people to come down to the paper and try the review unit Amazon loaned me.
The people who showed up ranged from Web entrepreneurs and a medical student, interested in reading journals on the device to retirees who love books.
One Amazon.com employee showed up. He’s not on the Kindle team, but he brought his Kindle 2, which was great because it gave people more opportunities to see and try the device.
I was planning to collect people’s comments and present them as a sort of crowdsourced review, but I was too busy answering questions and explaining the device to take many notes.
Instead, here’s a nice video of the event, done by Times web producer Tiffany Campbell:
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