Posts Tagged ‘Kindle’

16th Century Kindle

March 3, 2013

16th Century Kindle

Agostino Ramelli (1531–1600) designed many wonderful engines, among them a device that let the reader refer to many texts at the same time:

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E-Book Readers and Print Readers

February 9, 2013

E-Book Readers and Print Readers

Q: If you read something on an e-reader, will you understand it as well as if you had read it in an ink-on-paper book?

A: Yes.

— “Readers Grasp E-Books Just As Well As Print,” Nic Halverson, Discovery News

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Image (“Mrs. Duffee Seated on a Striped Sofa, Reading Her Kindle, After Mary Cassatt”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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Download your Cookout

May 28, 2011

Download Your Cookout
Combine Memorial Day Weekend cooking and holiday bargain shopping without leaving your computer. Mark Bittman has a new Kindle Single e-book, What I Grill and Why. It’s on sale for the Memorial Day Weekend ($1.99). We recommend it.

Cooking tip: don’t put your Kindle too close to the grill or it will melt.

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Bio Optical Organized Knowledge device

September 29, 2010

Bio Optical Organized Knowledge Device

Forget the Kindle™, Nook™,  Kobo™, and Sony Reader.™ A new technology writes the final chapter in solid-state reading devices.

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The Cult of Kindle

September 27, 2010

Mrs. Duffee Seated on a Striped Sofa, Reading Her Kindle, After Mary Cassatt

“What bothers me … is not the Kindle’s functionality, or the decommissioning of the physical book (to the sound of Taps) that will inevitably result, but the outlandish, and at times outrageous rhetoric surrounding a machine that displays a fraction of available texts for a minority of people who can afford yet another endlessly upgradeable technology.”

 — “The Cult of Kindle and the Myth of Digital Utopia,” Kelly Roberts, PopMatters.

 

A more recent iteration of this article is at Slow Pendulums.

 Image (“Mrs. Duffee Seated on a Striped Sofa, Reading Her Kindle, After Mary Cassatt”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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Books and eBooks

July 25, 2010

 Books and eBooks

Amazon.com reported that, in its last quarter, eBooks outsold hardbacks. The media went mad:

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Kindle: Told You So

July 25, 2009

Kindle: Told You So

Told you so. Six months ago Stephanie at UrbZen pointed out the downside of the web-based Kindle digital book reader, the ability of the content provider to alter the text without warning or reader agreement.  Her concerns were echoed by Nicholas Carr.

Amazon decided to demonstrate this principle by making digital copies of George Orwell’s 1984 disappear from devices after readers had paid for and downloaded them. Could any book be more appropriate? Here’s some initial coverage:

“Orwellian Amazon kindles Big Brother fears,” Sydney Morning Herald

“Amazon’s Orwellian Instincts,” Faster Times

“Amazon Apologizes For Its ‘Big Brother’ Move on Kindle,” Switched.com

“Why did Big Brother remove paid-for content from Amazon’s Kindles?” The Guardian

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