Like PaidContent, I was under NDA for business reasons in talking about the new Amazon.com Kindle reader and a little surprised to see a Newsweek cover story on it. And like them, I'm heading to the news conference at 9:30. And while Silicon Alley Insider has one detail wrong -- it is possible to get e-books from the library -- they have a readable critique of why it won't light up publishing the way the iPod did for music. Remember: the iPod was very far from the first digital music device. It just executed brilliantly in usability across the board -- easy downloads, portability, readabilty, intuitive look and feel, usable through Apple or Windows and no need for an Internet connection to download stuff. Whether the Kindle has all that -- well, maybe we'll see at 9:30.