Eucalyptus ebook reader app allowed on iTunes

Proving that the best way to publicity for your iPhone app is to have one of the prudish worrywarts that attend Apple’s iTunes proving grounds ban your application, the ebook app “Eucalyptus” has been sheepishly led into the App Store after all. Good news all around the the developer, who now is left with only […]

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 makes the Kindle’s ePaper display, is having trouble meeting demand. I suspect that is still […]

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 The Diamond Age are being used in the Kindle‚Äôs instruction materials. I wish my Kindle […]

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 than that on its primary competitor, the Sony Reader, but is still quite legible and […]

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. We’ve got another five minutes before we start, so for now join me in enjoying some smooth […]