Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Will the Kindle Make a Difference in the Spread of the Christian Bible?

First, the list of countries for which the Kindle is NOT available:
Countries for which Kindle is currently not available: Afghanistan, Algeria, Antarctica, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bouvet Island, British Indian Ocean Territory, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Cuba, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, French Southern Territories, Gambia, Guinea, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Isle of Man, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of, Korea, Republic of, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Pitcairn, Qatar, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Helena, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Sudan, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tokelau, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Uzbekistan, Western Sahara, Yemen

Read more: http://blogkindle.com/kindle-international-coverage-map/#ixzz1PFpH8n5P
Notice how many of those countries are repressive regimes.

I can understand those countries not wanting the Kindle available.  It is, to them, a nightmare of freedom.  Imagine not being able to control what their subjects/citizens read.  Why, they might even decide to read the Christian Bible and other books!

I can envision Christian books becoming like the samizdat of the old Soviet Union, passed from hand to hand (flash drive to flash drive?).

For those countries, technology is fast becoming their enemy.

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