"This milestone has come even sooner than we expected."
- JEFF BEZOS,Amazon boss, celebrating a milestone in the Kindle's history: during the last quarter of 2010, the company sold more e-books than paperback books for the first time
"If it encounters a word it has never seen, it approaches it almost like a kid, phonetically."
- STEVE CHAMBERS,an executive at Nuance, the Massachusetts-based company that licenses its text-to-speech engine to Amazon for the Kindle's computerized speaking voice. The gadget currently mispronounces the first and last name of President Barack Obama
"I still can't believe it ... Am I dreaming?"
- A BLOGGER IN MAINLAND CHINA,on scaling the "Great Firewall of China" by accessing Facebook and Twitter using Amazon's Kindle 3G
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