Cure for the Crack
To me the cure of the crack is simple.. I am no engineer or designer but anytime you have a 90 degree parting line (this may be not the correct term) this is where the stresses will be concentrated. In my opinion rounding the corners of the display would dissipate the stress and go a long way to correct that problem. The buttons and controls in other places are rounded and it looks to me that the real-estate lost to the display would be minimal. This is my second Kindle. One had cracked but this one not yet. I saw no negative effects from the crack other than my puzzlement in perhaps a design flaw easily fixed. By the way I am happy as a clam with my kindle. I travel the world frequently in my job and the 3g wifi allows me to connect in so many countries. The web browser is clunky and not all that easy to use but for limited use its super great. Thank you for providing such a capable device for a reasonable price.