So when I first saw the new Kindles on Amazon, I just about shit a brick. The Kindle Fire seemed like it would be the best little tablet, and I had visions of writing entire novels on it’s beautiful screen with a stylus. Well, it turns out (as anyone in the tech sphere will tell you), that it’s gotten it’s little Android guts ripped out of it. I’m sure it will serve it’s niche well, but I’m not included (yet.) However, I did find the Touch model to be pretty much satisfactory for what it was designed for, and what I want to use it for. (This is me being in a niche.) I prompted talked my very loving father into getting me one for Christmas. Oh how that holiday has been commercialized… but I digress. Now, I’ll need a skin for it. I hunted down a few I like very quickly, but it made me think about how hard I’ve been trying to find a print for my living room. For some reason, the art world is not inclined to combine purple and green in the same piece, and guess what my living room is all done up in? Yet, my search for kindle covers was short-lived. I’m sure when I find the perfect piece, it will be worth the chase, but I can’t help feeling a little frustrating. A good chunk of Americans have walls, and another decent chunk likes to decorate them. So how is it that the even smaller chunk of geek-heads get such a good market for plastering their gadgets? I’m not saying that the arts aren’t well loved, just that maybe making art sites searchable by color might help. Etsy has made a decent attempt, but it could still use some work. Also, I’m wicked excited for library lending on my Kindle, because going to the library without spending gas, late fees or passing smelly people using the free internet is completely perfect.