Went to an Amazon.com party in midtown Manhattan this evening, and found the execs refreshingly open to the idea that the Kindle could be improved. (More details of that here.) Looking at the Newsweek cover story, again, I see that CEO Jeff Bezos, too, was open -- for example, he said he would be willing to consider letting the book-reading device take in e-books borrowed from a library.
The story also pointed out a cool potential feature I hadn’t considered: When there’s a mistake in a book, someone could “reach inside” and automatically update the versions that are on the Kindles without having to print a new edition. (Of course, that also raises the scary specter of having someone update a book to remove undesirable or censored info.)