We have fresh
rumors of new student-oriented Kindle models coming as soon as
September from Andrea
of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and Peter Burrows
Week's The Tech
. This led John C. Dvorak to increase the warmth
his Kindle assessment compared with his initial scoffing
on This Week in Tech
just after the
Kindle was introduced. (Note to social-network savvy Amazon
exec if you're listening to this podcast: feel free to call me at
303-919-7187 if you'd like to arrange for The Kindle Chronicles
to evaluate a
review unit of the any new Kindle...)
LATE-BREAKING REPORT WHICH DIDN'T MAKE THE PODCAST: Via
, I see the New York Times
today is quoting Craig Berman,
Amazon’s chief spokesman, as saying, "One thing I can tell you for
sure is that there will be NO new version of the Kindle this year.
A new version is possible sometime next year at the earliest.” I
hope that's just smoke.
on the Yahoo Kindle Korner group has
several bookmark files which make it much easier to
reach web sites on the Kindle. Also, Jim Cheshire of DecodingTheKindle
to format blogs for
quicker and cleaner viewing on the Kindle. Hat tip to Stephen Windwalker
suggesting Adrienne's bookmarks.
The "What's on Your Kindle?"
My guest this week is Randal L.
. We met at a
photography workshop last week conducted by Chris Marquardt
Tips from the Top Floor podcast. Randal recommends
as a great source of
inexpensive quality books for the Kindle, especially in the science
fiction category. A favorite of his is James P.
"Fear Oratory Will Be Obama's Undoing"
by Edward Luce.
Boyken, RobinTX and Steven Schwindt.
Music for my podcast is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the
"Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective" CD by Public Transit
Recording, courtesy of IODA Promonet