Bye Bye, Bookshelf

Amazon just released Kindle 2. Kindle is an e-book reader for iPhone and iPod Touch. The application allows users to read books using a simple interface. Hundreds of thousands of those e-books are available for download.

Very handy: all downloaded books are also backed up at a server, so you can get to them everywhere, anytime. Throughout history we have already noticed the mobilisation of the phone, television and the internet. The emerge of the e-reader in all kinds of forms fits perfectly into this development. Who still needs a bookshelf? Footloose, baby!