There were cheers and jeers when Amazon introduced a new Kindle on Wednesday. The jeers came from the older model (Kindle2) electronic readers; they feel that they may now be put out to pasture.
Many of the older Kindles were too upset to talk, but Spoof reporter Gail Farrelly did manage to find a few who were composed enough to go on the record. Farrelly's own Kindle, Katie, had this to say, "I may be fatter and slower than the new guys, but I can still get the job done." Katie's boyfriend, Karl Kindle, nodded in agreement and added, "We are tried and tested. Wait until the glitches start with the new guys. Then everybody will be running back to us!"
Farrelly also managed to get a statement from Hedda, Head of the Kindle2 models. According to Farrelly, Hedda was trying to be brave, but tears glistened in her eyes as she said: "The main thing is that the Kindle legacy will live on. That's more important than any individual one of us. And besides," she added, "our owners still love us, no matter what."
The new Kindle can be pre-ordered now. $139 is the selling price for the Wi-Fi-only model; $189, for the Wi-Fi and 3G model.
Shipment of the new models will begin on August 27 -- a Day of Infamy, according to the older Kindles.