Last week, my lovely wife surprised me with a new toy I had been jonesin’ for quite a while — an Amazon Kindle. For $139, it’s an amazingly competent piece of technology, and I probably don’t need my flame suit on to declare it the best e-reader on the planet. It’s greatest strength lies in the two things it does not have: a color LCD screen and the swiss-army-knife, do-everything aspirations of iOS and Android operating systems. The Kindle focuses on doing one thing extremely well: displaying the most readable, visually pleasing grayscale image around. It knocks that one clear out of the park. And grayscale is a very, very attractive thing when done well. At least, I’ve always thought so.
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