Yesterday, I noticed the price of a Kindle had dropped from $259 to $189. Ran it by the wife (for her) and she liked the idea. Ordered Amazon Prime overnight (an extra $4). It arrives today.

1 July 2010 update: It’s been about a week now since my wife got her Kindle. So far, so good. She really likes its simplicity. She’s glad it doesn’t do “a bunch of unnecessary things,” which is how she thinks of the iPad. Exactly what I love about the iPad is what she dislikes about it.

Amazon is buying Woot and today the woot is a brand new (current model) Kindle for $150. I’m returning the one we bought from Amazon a week ago for $189 and replacing it with this cheaper but identical Kindle from