Originally Posted by Modern Bear
I wonder what was Amazon's rush to get it out in June anyway? Why not August or September and get it right?
Let me venture a theory. Jeff B is not really interested in selling Kindles. What he is interested in is selling ebooks - including textbooks. So the Kindles are simply devices intended to get the eStuff selling business to critical mass. They are not a profit center, and therefore, do not have to actually get things more than approximately right.
In other words, Amazon is not interested in "getting it right" for the Kindle. They are, however, interested in being the biggest eContent seller in the universe, and the Kindles are just stepping stones to that result.