Hi, my name is Tippy and I am from western South Dakota. I first heard about the Amazon Kindle from Oprah. Normally I am not into a lot of electronic gadgets -- no Ipod, wii, and so on. But I could not get Kindle out of my mind. Then my daughter called and asked me if I had heard about the Amazon Kindle and WHEN was I going to get it. Well, I ordered mine the next day!!!! I am so pleased with my Kindle. I see a lot of people have named their Kindles -- I have not picked a name for my yet.