Amazon has pioneered e-readers in ways that few other companies have or could. The Kindle Paperwhite is the successor to a long line of innovative and daring products that seek to move book reading into the new century — and it’s a terrific product. I was truly delighted while using the device, and for a moment at least, actually envisioned a future where something like the Paperwhite was the only way that I read books. That was a weird moment.
Amazon gains ever more respect from me with each generation of the Kindle line. I ordered a Paperwhite for myself today, but when the site estimated that it wouldn’t get here until more than three weeks from now I decided to hold off on spending the money.