Kindle update

Update on 2/24 Kindle post:  Slate Magazine put out another article last week on the Kindle: "The amazing Amazon Kindle is bad news for the publishing industry." The point it makes (Kindle could give Amazon control over the book industry, and while they are paying publishers well for the electronic books right now, if they have a monopoly, they could charge what they wanted, potentially wiping out money that before had gone to writers, bookstores, and book publishers) would be applicable to newspapers, too, if they became popular on the Kindle.  So while an electronic reader like Kindle might seem like a useful (small) revenue source for newspapers right now, it could mean more bad news in the future.