‘This is what a broken Amazon Kindle looks like’

image “I wish I could blame this on shoddy craftsmanship or a DRM snafu, but I’m guessing this is probably the result of my foot. All I know is that I put it in my bag one morning and when I removed it in the afternoon the screen no longer updated. There’s not a crack, per se, but you can tell it looks like something fractured underneath the plastic.” – Joel Johnson in Boing Boing Gadgets.

The TeleRead take: The good news—let’s hope it is—is that Amazon told a commenter it would replace the unit under such circumstances. The broken unit was a press freebie.

Related: Why eBooks aren’t ready for the mainstream, in Wired News Gadgets.

About David Rothman (6820 Articles)
David Rothman is the founder and publisher of the TeleRead e-book site and cofounder of He is also author of The Solomon Scandals novel and six tech-related books on topics ranging from the Internet to laptops. Passionate on digital divide issues, he is now pushing for the creation of a national digital library endowment.

1 Comment on ‘This is what a broken Amazon Kindle looks like’

  1. gnawingonfoot // May 28, 2008 at 11:33 am //

    How delicate are those eInk screens?
    Are they easy to break?

The TeleRead community values your civil and thoughtful comments. We use a cache, so expect a delay. Problems? E-mail

wordpress analytics