If I remember correctly, the very point of the Kindle was the books could be cheaper, and more accessible. Any cool techno-geekiness benefits one gets from the devise surely must be mitigated by the fact that you’re not feeling paper under your fingers. So if Wired is not reports that in some cases the ebooks don’t cost any less that paperbacks, really what’s the point?
(On a personal note, I’m sticking with my local library for now. It’s, you know, free and all.)