Archive for August, 2008

Obama’s Faith – The Prequel? A review of The Faith of Barack Obama

August 31, 2008
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Obama’s Faith – The Prequel? A review of The Faith of Barack Obama

One measure of the usefulness of any book lies in its power to provoke a reader to mindfulness of alarming conditions in one’s community, one’s universe, or one’s own spirit. As I read and pondered Stephen Mansfield’s The Faith of Barack Obama, I became increasingly mindful of certain alarming paradoxes in American political life in 2008: * How bizarre...

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Here’s a terrific idea for more efficient use of the Kindle’s wireless web….

August 23, 2008
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A Kindle lover over at the Kindle Korner community has come up and shared an elegant solution for the problems that many of us face in trying to navigate efficiently and get the most out of the Kindle’s wireless web service. Here’s a link to her post, and here’s a link to the file she has created and made...

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Amazon reduces Kindle price $100, with a catch….

August 21, 2008
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Amazon reduces Kindle price $100, with a catch….

Now here’s the price break you’ve been waiting for! You can save another $100 off that $359 Kindle, and still get it sent directly to you by Amazon.com with free 2-day shipping! Just click here and you’ll find the following paragraph: Get the Amazon Rewards Visa Card and Get $100 Off KindleThanks to Chase, you get $100 off Kindle...

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Why Did Amazon Launch the Kindle, and Which is More Important, the Chicken or the Egg?

August 19, 2008
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I’m having some fun today putting the finishing touches on the FAQ appendix for the book, and in the process I’ve finally gotten around to transcribing this remarkable brief exchange between Chris Anderson and Jeff Bezos at the 2008 Book Expo America. You can check my transcription and listen to the entire podcast here, but in my view it...

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Kindle Chronicles, "Leveraging the Kindle" Webinar, and more….

August 10, 2008
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Kindle Chronicles, "Leveraging the Kindle" Webinar, and more….

Couple of cool Kindle-related web events to share with visitors to my web pages and my AmazonConnect blog. First, Len Edgerly is breaking some new ground in information and entertainment for current and future Kindlers with a terrific weekly podcast called The Kindle Chronicles. I was honored to be Len’s guest on a recent podcast, and I recommend the...

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