My approach to new technology is simple: when it appears in a Smithsonian display, I’m ready to give it a try. (Who needs CDs? Those wax cylinders sound perfectly fine if you just take care of them.) So I don’t have a Kindle, and I’m not terribly well informed as to whatever drawbacks are going to be remedied by the Kindle 2 that’s about to be rolled out. Perhaps some of my more tech-savvy readers will bring us up to date.