Amazon has recently announced the following statement regarding the Kindle:
We will be introducing lending for Kindle, a new feature that lets you loan your Kindle books to other Kindle device or Kindle app users. Each book can be lent once for a loan period of 14-days and the lender cannot read the book during the loan period. Additionally, not all e-books will be lendable [loanable*] – this is solely up to the publisher or rights holder, who determines which titles are enabled for lending.
While some people have considered this to be a sign of progress by a major player in the content distribution industry, it just makes me feel like I’m waiting for the commercial world of content distribution to catch up to the present.