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Old 08-01-2008, 07:04 PM   #1
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240,000 Kindles sold, says TechCrunch

Oh that TechCruch is at it again.

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Ever since Amazon launched the Kindle last November, we've been wondering about just how successful it's been. The electronic book initially sold out and supplies have been tight. The Kindle is such a small part of Amazon's overall business that the company does not break out how many it's sold. But we found out anyway: 240,000 Kindles have been shipped since November, according to a source close to Amazon with direct knowledge of the numbers.
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Old 08-02-2008, 03:24 AM   #2
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Oh that TechCruch is at it again.
Hopefully those numbers are solid. That is good news for the ebook reading industry.
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:01 AM   #3
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We've had speculation numbers before. I won't believe this nor the speculation chart unless Amazon officially announces the numbers.

No company seilling eink devices are releasing any numbers. So all numbers we get are at best a guess.
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:05 AM   #4
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I bet they used a PFA research method. That's how they got 240k.
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:22 AM   #5
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I bet they used a PFA research method. That's how they got 240k.
How reliable is that method?
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:26 AM   #6
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I bet they used a PFA research method. That's how they got 240k.
What is the "PFA method"?
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:32 AM   #7
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PFA = Pulled From A**
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Old 08-02-2008, 09:56 AM   #8
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PFA = Pulled From A**

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Old 08-02-2008, 10:00 AM   #9
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PFA is actually a more sophisticated version of the WAG method.

WAG = Wild A**ed Guess
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:03 AM   #10
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:51 AM   #11
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it's just amazing how much technical knowledge i can pick up just by loitering around here. pretty soon i'll be able to pass myself off as an engineer.
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Old 08-02-2008, 12:59 PM   #12
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it's just amazing how much technical knowledge i can pick up just by loitering around here. pretty soon i'll be able to pass myself off as an engineer.
Engineers use the SWAG method (Scientific Wild A** Guess). Management uses the others.
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In Russian, the colloquial name for trial and error is literally "Scientific Poking Method".
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Old 08-02-2008, 02:34 PM   #14
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In Russian, the colloquial name for trial and error is literally "Scientific Poking Method".
hee... i bet i could do that.

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Amazon's Kindle could be next iPod, analyst says

Shares of Amazon.com got a strong boost Monday after an analyst for Citigroup doubled his sales projection for the company's new electronic book reading device, known as the Kindle. In a report to clients, analyst Mark Mahaney said Amazon could be on track to sell as many as 380,000 units of the Kindle this year. This would match the number of sales for the iPod digital music player in its first year on the market, leading the analyst to predict that the Kindle "is becoming the iPod of the book world."

http://www.marketwatch.com/news/stor...D&siteid=yhoof
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