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So, Amazon has an e-book reader.

With a keyboard.

I doubt they've thought of it, but this is just screaming "interactive fiction" to me.

The thing pretty much has to have enough brains to run a z-machine interpreter, Amazon is big enough to have a chance to pry the Infocom catalog loose from Activision to get things started., and there's an active community making more IF for long-term support.

Assuming there aren't hardware limitations that make it infeasible (lack of scratch storage usable for saves is the most likely obstacle that comes to mind), it looks like a good idea to me.

Maybe it won't make truckloads of money, but it's probably not that expensive to do, either. (Except for the Infocom catalog thing.) And you never know -- it could end up being big.

I'd be poking around to see if Amazon's got a way to send them suggestions, but I'm on my phone, and mobile-phone Amazon is horrible and lobotomized.

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