The end-user license agreement is up at McSweeney’s: Congratulations on purchasing the newest iteration of our electronic readers, the Kindle Genius Browser. We have made this new device compatible with all previous versions of the e-book, but there are some new features we’d like to introduce.
At Gizmodo, Briam Lam writes about the true target of Apple’ tablet: readers. Two people related to the NYTimes have separately told me that in June, paper was approached by Apple to talk about putting the paper on a “new device.” The R&D labs have long worked on versions of the paper meant to be […]
BustedTypewriter makes and sells these unusual Kindle-holders. More. Product page via Book Patrol]
Every time I see my living room bookshelf, I feel silly. This is because it’s the ultimate poseur bookshelf.
Sheet music is now available for Kindle. [Amazon via Gadget Lab]
Eldritch Weaselsnake: So, when the Kindle store was first introduced, the prices were a breath of fresh air: finally some reality in ebook pricing. In-print hardbacks were never more than $10.00. Paperbacks were deeply discounted from list price (30 to 60 percent or so). But since I’ve bought my Kindle, I’ve been dismayed to see […]
Reuters: Prime View said on Monday it would pay about $215 million for E Ink, whose flexible digital displays are used in Amazon’s Kindle and the Sony Reader. … E Ink Vice President Sriram Peruvemba said the deal would provide the financing and manpower needed to fuel development of color displays, slated for mass production […]
Cnet’s Larry Dignon points out that the Kindle DX is not economical for students. In year three, that student will start saving money via the Kindle ($1,464 on paper textbooks vs. $1,239). The big caveat here: I didn’t include the used book market and assumed that the Kindle DX still functions well. Another big assumption: […]
Amazon’s Kindle DX has a 9.7″ e-ink display with 1200×824 pixels, 16 shades of gray, and faster page transitions. 10.4 inches long and 7.2 wide, it is 0.38 inches thick and retains the basic capabilities of the standard model: EVDO internet and the Amazon store. New features include native PDF support and 4GB of storage, […]
Steven Berlin Johnson in the Wall Street Journal on eBooks and eReaders, which is large part another paean to the Kindle: On another occasion, I managed to buy and download a book on a New York City subway train, during a brief two-stop stretch on an elevated platform. Amazon’s early data suggest that Kindle users […]