Lukas Mathis:

So how would you design a piece of hardware that is only used for reading? One where people do a very specific thing — turn a book’s page — hundreds of times a day? Would you remove the physical button for turning the page?

I was also a bit surprised to see the page-turning buttons removed from the Kindle Touch. It seems to me that those two buttons would still be quite useful even though the screen now accepts touch input.

September 29, 2011