Sign of the times
Thinking about buying one of Amazon.com’s Kindle e-book readers but want to check one out in person first? Amazon, which only sells the devices online, has a solution: a legion of volunteer Kindle evangelists.
Getting paid nothing, thousands of these folks have signed up on an Amazon Web site to meet up with potential Kindle purchasers at coffee shops or elsewhere so prospective buyers can handle the goods. The site launched last year, but has found new popularity in recent weeks with the launch of Amazon’s letter-paper-sized Kindle DX.