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The Original Kindle Was Crazy

What the design of the first popular e-book reader can teach us about innovation

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WWhen David Pogue reviewed Amazon’s original Kindle e-reader for the New York Times back in 2007, he asked a simple question: “Are they completely nuts?”

“Printed books are dirt cheap, never run out of power, and survive drops, spills, and being run over,”…




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