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In our ongoing attempt to carry The Fix into every possible platform, you can now read the blog on your Kindle -- Amazon's wireless reading device that is flying off the (electronic) shelves these days.

Have a Kindle and want The Fix? You can sign up for a 14-day free trial -- and Fix readers LOVE free content -- and then decide whether you want to spend the $1.99 for a monthly subscription. You'll get everything we write sent directly to your Kindle and updated throughout the day.

So, if you own a Kindle try it out. And, if you don't, go out and buy one. Make Amazon owe us!

And, speaking of The Fix's platform hopping, now seems as good a time as any to remind loyal Fixistas of the various ways you can keep track of what we are writing and saying:
• The Fix on Twitter
• The Fix on Facebook
• The Fix on YouTube
• The Fix on MySpace

You can also find other great Post Politics content wherever you are, delivered on every platform you choose.

By Chris Cillizza  |  August 11, 2008; 5:30 PM ET
Categories:  Fix Notes  
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A lot of good ideas come along that fail to be economic successes because of external forces.

For example, America´s moribund economy.

Most Americans are maxing out their credit cards on food and gasoline, and are unlikely to buy Kindle ($399, plus a subscription price of $9.99 per book, I believe). From what I hear, European and Asian economies are in the tank, too.

Even CHINA is trying to stimulate its economy now, after spending the last few years trying to cool it off.

Moreover, most Americans just don´t READ anymore. That is a fact.

May not be true outside America, but America is still the biggest potential market.

Neat technology. But, like so many other very clever devices, the real test lies ahead.

Already a lot of people are not paying their cell phone bills. Why would they throw money at Kindle and pay fees on top of that to use it?

This is a wonderful new toy that people cannot afford and are unlikely to use.

After the hoo-hah subsides, I´m shorting Amazon.

Posted by: Ralph | August 12, 2008 10:51 AM | Report abuse

Chris has decided to censor.

Too bad you couldn't look into all your lies that led us to war.

Posted by: Ken | August 12, 2008 12:11 AM | Report abuse

WHY WOULD ANYONE PAY TWO BUCKS A MONTH PLUS WHATEVER A KINDLE COSTS TO DO WHAT YOU CAN ALREADY DO FOR MUCH MORE CHEAPLY ON THE COMPUTER? DO YOU WANT THE FIX RESTRICTED TO THE LATTE LIBERALS AND "CHATTERING CLASS," WHICH IS NOT POLITICAL JUNKIES OF ALL STRIPES, BUT INSTEAD REFERS TO THE RICH ONES WHO NEVER WORKED FOR ANYTHING AND CAN AFFORD EXPENSIVE CRAP? WATCH, SOON THIS SITE WILL REQUIRE A SUBSCRIPTION.

Posted by: CRAZY JUSTER | August 11, 2008 11:56 PM | Report abuse

No one can hold a Kindle to Chris Cillizza.

Posted by: Kindle Schpindle | August 11, 2008 11:36 PM | Report abuse

This is the first I've heard of Twitter and Kindle. The Kindle sounds a lot like the last several attempts to put books on electronic devices (that failed). Maybe this one will work.

Posted by: Budikavlan | August 11, 2008 9:46 PM | Report abuse

Sell out on your own time. Not here you puke

Posted by: Myfoot | August 11, 2008 8:34 PM | Report abuse

Might leave some of non-electronic gadgetized working class folks out in the cold, though. Oh well.

Posted by: citizenjane | August 11, 2008 6:00 PM

They're already left out in the cold in more ways than this little blog. The economy is more high-tech than ever and future jobs in this country will depend on computer and gadget literacy. Instead of whining like idiots and waiting for the government to rescue them, they might want to take some initiative and get the kind of education they'll need to stay competitive with a younger, more energetic, and more relevantly educated workforce. I applaud candidates who are willing to give tuition tax credits or job retraining assistance, but the onus is still on the individual citizen to seize the opportunity to educate themselves.

Meanwhile the Post is going where its users are...or, more to the point, where the users that the Post's advertisers covet are.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 11, 2008 8:16 PM | Report abuse

It is true, Obama has never run anything in his life, no Business, no Office, no law firm, no Investmant Office NOTHING - Obama's only economic experience is BUYING COCAINE FROM SOMEONE.

Posted by: Anonymous | August 11, 2008 7:56 PM

McCain's only economic experience was ditching his wife for someone richer.

Posted by: Aleks | August 11, 2008 8:15 PM | Report abuse

Has anyone tried to read PDF books (as from the Gutenberg Project)on the Kindle? Do they work well with the $0.10 conversion?

Posted by: Aleks | August 11, 2008 8:01 PM | Report abuse

Have any of the Washington Post readers actually gone to Obama's website and read about all the EXPENSIVE GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS OBAMA IS PROPOSING? Where does Obama expect to get all this money?

What a joke.

Seriously folks, Obama wants MASSIVE INCREASES IN SPENDING WHICH WILL MEAN MASSIVE TAX INCREASES AND MASSIVE INCREASES IN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAMS.

Obama is proposing that we plunge this nation into a MASSIVE RECESSION COMPLETE WITH STAG-FLATION.

The younger generation probably does not understand what STAG-FLATION is - which explains why the younger people are going for Obama in such numbers.


HOWEVER I REMEMBER THE STAG-FLATION, the horrible economic mess that HIGHER TAXES AND MASSIVE GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS CAUSE -


THE HIGH TAXES THAT HURT EVERYONE, EVEN THE PEOPLE WHO THE MASSIVE PROGRAMS ARE INTENED TO HELP.

OK

It is true, Obama has never run anything in his life, no Business, no Office, no law firm, no Investmant Office NOTHING - Obama's only economic experience is BUYING COCAINE FROM SOMEONE. Seriously how in the world could anyone trust Obama with a budget ???


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Posted by: Anonymous | August 11, 2008 7:56 PM | Report abuse

what I'd like to see is you twits in 2nd life, wherein we can come up and give you an electronic wedgie.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | August 11, 2008 6:46 PM | Report abuse

What glorious self-promotion and going for some Amazon love at the same time...

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: matt | August 11, 2008 6:05 PM | Report abuse

"Go out and buy a Kindle"? So is this The Fix, sponsored by Amazon, now? I know traditional media is hurting, but this takes checkbook journalism to a whole new level.

I guess it's all of a piece with the news today that one can get First Word of Obama's VP pick via text messaging, email or on the website. Standard text messaging rates will apply, so I guess this will be the Obama Administration, sponsored by Verizon. Might leave some of non-electronic gadgetized working class folks out in the cold, though. Oh well.

Posted by: citizenjane | August 11, 2008 6:00 PM | Report abuse

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