For those who are new to The Great Kindle Challenge, I thought I would give a quick overview of how it all began before drawing my inevitable conclusions. Most of this is copied and pasted from Wikipedia, as you can probably tell.
Once Upon A Time there was an eccentric gent who went by the name of Professor Amazon. Like all unusual academics, he was the owner of an enormous raggle taggle white beard, and his moustache was a champion of the genre. He wore spectacles, because genius tends to make one’s eyes a little weak, and was generally to be seen sporting the very latest in holey old jeans and slightly less holey jumpers.
Professor Amazon was the older brother of a younger sister, whose was called Praline Amazon because their parents were having an off day when they named her. Praline had spent most of her life working very hard to show the world that she was more than just a silly name, and she founded an internet business that you may have heard of – it was called Amazon.
One day, Praline called her brother on the telephone and said to him, “Professor Amazon, I want you to invent me a thing.” Continue reading