Behold, the power of a scary-sounding letter from a lawyer! Paul dropped his Kindle 2 and it broke. Amazon wanted $US200 to replace it. Instead, they replaced it and gave him an additional $US200. Damn, son!
Because that’s how E-Ink works, get it!? Well, it was either that or a joke about Amazon remote–deleting these folks’ legitimately conceived future children.
Hacker Jesse Vincent, who’s previously written software to allow PDFs and ePubs to be read on the Kindle, wheedled and cajoled the Kindle 2 into running Ubuntu 9.04. You know, just because.