Tag: Kindle

New Sony Reader, same old busted strategy

“Sony has a new e-reader out”:http://techcrunch.com/2011/08/31/sonys-latest-kindle-killer-is-worlds-lightest-ereader/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29 and it seems to be very nice hardware, I’d love to buy one. Let me check out their reader store and see what their book inventory looks like these days: Oh. And this kind […]

Permanence of ebooks

So I am starting to read a new book on my Kindle and just after the Library of Congress info I see that: “The paper used in this publication meets the minimum requirements of the American National Standard for Information […]

Douglas Preston and entitlement

“Preston is exhibiting that he knows deeply what it means to feel ‘entitlement’”:http://chamberfour.com/2010/02/11/on-the-word-entitlement/. My reaction when I read Preston’s quote was exactly the same as this writer. Fortunately his books are throw-away fluff, and not even good throw-away fluff, so […]

Skiff — huh?

“Skiff e-reader targeted at magazines and newspapers”:http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/technologybrierdudleysblog/2010697015_ces_lg_sprint_launch_skiff_new.html — OK I love gadgets and will try darn near anything, but this is a headscratcher for me. I love my Kindle because a) it is way easier to travel with than 5 […]

New Kindle is mostly awesome

Screen much sharper, controls much better, lighter, thinner, ui better. But guys, why f$&k with the keyboard shortcuts? Why change the Alt-TextSize shortcut for toggling awake? The key combo doesn’t do anything useful now. And why drop the Alt-t shortcut […]

Kindle 2 — already delivered in Ohio

Amazon.com: Kindle 2: Amazon’s New Wireless Reading Device (Latest Generation): Kindle Store. – damn my family has theirs already. Apparently all shipped out of Indianapolis and so Midwest buyers already have their hands on. First reports are that it comes […]

Stuff I Won't Get For Christmas

Mostly because it is not available yet: MAKE: Blog: 4 floor advanced engineering demolition toy set. This appears to be sold out, site is hammered. Way cool Kindle 2. Love my existing Kindle, still. Addonics NAS adapter. World’s smallest NAS. […]

Kindle reset

5 months into Kindle use and I had to reset it for the first time ever, it locked up this morning and was unresponsive to every button. To reset, you take the back cover off and there is a Reset […]

The Kindle — changing my life.

Excellent review here — agree with most of it. The integrated wireless and the Amazon.com integration make this thing sing. It has completely changed my reading and my buying habits — if a book I want doesn’t have a Kindle […]

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Current Books

Jhludwig's bookshelf: read

City of Saints and Madmen
Cowboy Angels
Deep State
Cleopatra: A Life
Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Through the Language Glass: Why the World Looks Different in Other Languages
A Journey: My Political Life
The Post-Birthday World
The Hunter
This Is Not a Game
Rules of Deception
Denial of Sunlight
Sixty-One Nails
The Glass Room

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