June 19th, 2012 By Jack Morton
Remember when Amazon came out with its first Kindle device in late 2007? It sold out within the first five and a half hours and remained sold out for the following five months. Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, is certainly one of his industry’s most creative minds. Bezos is currently working on a slew of different projects, some of which include creating air bags for cellphones and other technological devices to protect them from damage if dropped, a space shuttle company called Blue Origin to transport astronauts to international space stations, a glass blowing venture and building a $42 million, 10,000 year clock.
When I first heard of the Kindle, I wasn’t a fan. I liked holding a physical book, being able to turn the pages and just feel it. Now, one year after purchasing a Kindle, I love it and can’t imagine reading on anything else. It reads like a book but holds a library. While some of us might balk at the idea of an air bag for a cellphone, who knows, we might be seeing them around pretty soon. Like my parents and educators have encouraged me to do, and I’m sure many of you have received the same encouragement, if you have an idea, run with it. What’s the worst that can happen? In Jeff Bezos’ case, at least you (or part of you) will be protected by a deployed cushion.
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