Josh Marshall is distressed at the state of his Kindle:
Kindle Woes: I've written several times before about the uncannily functional Kindle, which, aesthetic discomfort notwithstanding, has pretty much totally weened me from physical books. But today I'm writing with a more tragic tale. More or less out of the blue, my Kindle's screen has decided to commit suicide. No triggering event, no trauma and certainly no note. The result is one side totally gone, the other side totally bollixed.... Has anyone else had this happen? And is this thing has finished as it looks? At first I thought a little reseting or repowering or something might do the trick. But it seems not. Has anyone had to deal with Amazon trying to get one of these fixed? Good experience or bad?
Amazon does, I think, have a policy of replacing Kindles with busted screens, no questions asked.
But if I were him, I would switch to Kindle-on-the-iPad...