The Kindle Paperwhite, one of my most-used and most-loved possessions, is a creaky plastic rectangle with an ancient-looking black and white display. As a device, it’s far removed from the sexy, exciting world of tech product design. [...] Here’s the thing about the Kindle: it works.
I felt absolutely related with this piece. A lot of people own more advanced, shinny, multi functional devices like an iPhone or a Mac. But none of them feels as purpose oriented as the Kindle. You know there have been trade offs and you know they stripped everything away in order to make one functionality shine the most. It's a device with a clear purpose and you can feel how every decision about its design has been oriented towards fulfilling goal.