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.
|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%)|