Kottke thinks Amazon’s Kindle and Microsoft’s Kinect are going to be big holiday sellers. I agree. The Kindle because (a) it’s gotten so cheap; (b) it gets great word-of-mouth recommendations; and (c) Amazon has a strong consistent marketing campaign behind it. The Kinect because Microsoft has already sold a million of them, in the first 10 days. When people are lined up to buy something new on the day it’s released, you’re doing something right.
★ Wednesday, 17 November 2010