amazon buys audible, kindle more ‘disruptive’ than sony reader.

I complained about the Kindle’s appellative and design flaws when it was first released, but apparently people are snapping up the (somewhat misguided, yet necessary) ebook readers faster than Amazon can turn them out. Amazon continues its foray into the e-content realm with their recent acquisition of, a well-established online provider of audio books that once ran an infamous “Don’t Read” campaign.

In other Kindle news, Stephen King recently wrote a semi-favorable review of the e-reader (while also declining to predict the demise of the analog book any time soon), and analyzes whether the Kindle “has the potential to disrupt the way digital content is distributed and produced.” Final answer, “yes:”

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