Amazon founder Jeff Bezos appeared on the "Daily Show" last night to showcase the new Kindle 2, which started shipping yesterday. While Bezos was, naturally, enthusiastic about the gadget's appeal, Stewart didn't seem overly impressed: "books are comfortably low-tech," he said somewhat nostalgically. The Kindle, he quipped, "doesn't seem like the kind of thing you want to fall asleep with on your chest."
But by far the best line of the night was when Bezos boasted that with the Kindle "you can read with one hand, which is very handy." Interpret that how you will!