Was there some kind of attempt on an airplane using a kindle that I missed?
I fly a few times a year and always carry my kindle. Going through security it has always been in my carry-on and has never been questioned.
This weekend in multiple airports I had TSA agents freak out over my kindle. First, my carry-on (a backpack) was pulled for additional screening. The agent pulled out my kindle and that was it. At a different airport, I proactively removed my kindle and placed it in the provided repurposed litter-box. A TSA agent stepped over, removed the kindle from the rectangular box and placed it in its own, round receptacle (the one I have used for pocket change and keys).
On a positive note, the TSA folks were all extremely polite and friendly.:eek: