Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Kindle Experience

After 30 years having the Wall Street Journal delivered to my home and reading it every day, I switched to a Kindle subscription.
They offer a 14 day trial and I am on day two.
When I went to lunch today, I realized I did not have my Kindle with me but alas I had my iPhone which I had loaded the Kindle app on.
I thought, GREAT, I can sit and eat and read the Journal.
But, alas, it was not there. So, I emailed the customer inquiry link via the app and got a prompt answer back that newspaper and magazine subscriptions are only available on the Android Kindle app, not the iPhone Kindle app. If this sort of thing persists, it could make consumers switch to a more open platform where they can have uninhibited access to content that they have rightfully paid for.
This reminds me of a bygone era of closed systems (ie; Wang word processors and Sun servers that would only run Solaris, etc...) Well, we know what happened to Wang and Sun.
What does this have to with payments?
Well, this is a sensitive topic so I will leave it to your imagination.

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