As somebody who uses his Kindle (and Kindle apps) approximately 100X more often than his iPad, I’m excited at the hazy prospect of some tablet competition from Amazon.
You know, it’s funny—I feel a real rooting interest for this company, and I think it’s largely based on spillover sentiment from two services:
- Amazon Prime, which continues to make random everyday purchases feel basically like magic.
- Amazon EC2 and the rest of the Amazon Web Services family, which have become such an amazing engine of growth and experimentation. You might not realize it, but half the new-ish web services you use and enjoy are running on EC2. Apple has nothing like it; they’re not participating in the modern internet ecosystem in any remotely comparable way.