Flashback Friday: Amazon Kindle, Generation One
Next Thursday marks the eighth anniversary of the Kindle Store and the original Kindle, and in anticipation of that anniversary I thought it would be fun to look back at how the Kindle has changed in the six generations spanning the original Kindle to the Paperwhite.
Starting with a clunky "so awkwardly ugly it’s cute" design, the Kindle eventually morphed into the minimalist design we know and tolerate today.
And if you’re wondering just how awkward the original design was, check out this video by CNet. Note the massive page turn buttons, the thumb-centric keyboard, the scroll wheel, and the dated menu design.
It really brings back memories, doesn’t it?