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All Fired Up For Fire

Posted in Books by TeeJaw on Sunday, October 2, 2011, 3: 25 PM

Kindle Fire, that is. It’s pretty amazing. Internet access will be lightning fast because the device doesn’t have to download web pages, all that will be in the massive Amazon cloud. Your Kindle Fire only reads it for you.  Security will be terrific because Amazon’s server is between you and the malware cretins. They have to get their routines into the Amazon system before they can get to you, and that won’t happen. When there’s only one massive facility that has to be protected instead of a hundred million individual computers the cyber crooks have a tremendous obstacle to overcome. Not that they won’t try, and might even succeed sometimes, but it’ll be difficult. The Kindle Fire may become the safest way to do financial transactions on the internet.

This one will be available November 15. I’ll wait because while this first one will have WiFi, it will not have 3G. I’ll wait for the 3G Wireless Fire, sure to come early next year if not before. The current 3G Kindles don’t have a monthly charge. The 3G Fire will probably also give you the 3G connectivity for free, at least I hope so. That and the initial price will present a challenge for the iPad. If I were in the market for an iPad I think I’d wait for the price to come down.

If you’re interested you’ll want to read Will Jeff Bezos Brings Feudal Security to the Net at The Volokh Conspiracy.  The concept of Kindle Fire security being like one’s personal security under Feudalism is pretty interesting, and historically relevant. You’ll have to give up a lot of your privacy , though.  Amazon will know everything you do on the internet, and if Amazon knows the government can find out also.

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