You know, the Kindle runs Linux, has USB, uses all standard processors and chipsets, even comes with free built-in EV-DO -- you'd kind of think that stuff (and all the rest) would make it about as high a profile target for hardware modders and hackers as there are. So what gives, why hasn't the hacker community glommed onto this thing? Hit the poll: anyone can answer, but we really want to hear from the über-geeks in the house why the call to Kindle has gone unheeded.

Update: Good news! Reader Thomas did us a solid with some obscure links on how to get hardware access to the Kindle's console (some soldering req'd), where you can muck around with the bootloader. Also found: the complete and impressively extensive list of keyboard shortcuts. Now, let's parlay this stuff into something useful, shall we? And by "we" we mean, "you", since we're merely editors of a gadget site.

What's your take on Kindle hacking?
I'm a Kindle owner -- help us out, hacker community!1289 (6.2%)
I've got a Kindle but hacks don't mean much. Now bring on the Dickens!378 (1.8%)
Would like to. Can't. Too hard. Locked down tighter than you think.339 (1.6%)
I would, but I've been spending all my time hacking the iPhone.1020 (4.9%)
Please, no one has a Kindle -- myself included.17668 (85.4%)

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