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Amazon's Kindle now in-stock, practically for the first time ever


If you missed the brief five hour window of in-stock availability when Jeff Bezos' hideous, easily stained but decidedly feature-rich e-book reader was first announced, rush quickly over to Amazon, where the Kindle is now available and in-stock.

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Amazon Still Having Trouble Shipping Kindles


Amazon is still having a hard time meeting the at-the-moment-nebulous demand for the Kindle. A pal of mine ordered his on March 24th, but as of today it still hasn't shipped. Digitimes reported in January that PVI, the company that …

How The Diamond Age Influenced the Amazon Kindle


From a write-up about a "sci-fi"-themed panel at CES which featured author Neal Stephenson:

According to Dave Howe (the panel moderator from SciFi), Stephenson inspired Kindle in his book The Diamond Age. No royalties though, Stephenson jokes. Apparently, pages from

Video: Philippe Starck Critiques Amazon Kindle Design


Two real takeaways from this short, on-stage commentary by designer Philippe Starck: the placement of the Kindle's buttons on the side means that the first time you hand it to someone, they almost always turn a page accidentally; …

Amazon Kindle eBook Review (Verdict: Confusing, Expensive...but Promising)


Someday the Amazon Kindle will be worth your money.

Having used the new eBook reader from Amazon for a few hours, I'm happy to report that it manages to accomplish its major goals ably.

The ePaper screen is slightly smaller …

15 Things I Just Learned About the Amazon Kindle

• Its eBooks have DRM (filetype: .AZW), but it supports unprotected Mobipocket books (.MOBI, .PRC), .TXT files, HTML, and Word. Some files can be transferred over USB, while others have to be emailed to the special per-device Kindle email. (More …

Liveblogging Amazon Kindle eBook Launch

Im at the W Union Square for the Amazon Kindle launch. I'm going to try and liveblog this from my phone, using its miraculously miraculous miracle touchscreen keyboard. Pardon any mistakes; I'll clean them up when I'm home.

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Amazon Kindle eBook Reader Font


Stephen Levy's huge profile of the Amazon Kindle eBook reader in Newsweek may not include an image of the device, but it did give us one clue as to its appearance: it's default font, a serifed face from Linotype, called …