Amazon should give new parents a free Kindle, Apple should give them Apple TVs

I love our son. I love him 24 hours a day. I love taking care of him. I do not love the 3am feedings anymore. But what’s a dad to do? I want to look into his eyes, connect. But then I realize after 5 minutes he’s off looking elsewhere, or his eyes are closed.

To get through, I’ve been using my favorite device for these feedings: my Apple TV. I love it. I buy or rent whatever I’m in the mood for and it’s ready to watch in minutes or even seconds. The only problem is, I really miss reading! (I WAS reading The Amazing Adventures of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay)

I’d love to read, but holding a book with my free hand that’s pinned down by my son’s head on my fore arm just isn’t going to work. How would I turn the page?

So I propose that every new parent receive a gift from Amazon: a Kindle. It’s like an iPodfor books. It can be worked one handed, it’s lighter than most books, and you can download books or news right from the device, at 3am, with your child asleep on your lap.

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE TV, but it’s time to get back to the books. Including, maybe some baby care books… I think I see a rash….

For Amazon this would be a great way to generate buzz around their new reading gadget, and generate some revenue from book downloads. Parents are great evangelists. If you get them talking about the kindle as a must have, word will get around.

So, Amazon, shoot me an email and I’ll be happy to give you our address. And I promise to post a review on your site 🙂

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