Throw Out the Kindle Baby, But Keep the Bathwater

Throw Out the Kindle Baby, But Keep the Bathwater

Technology blogger Mike Elgan posted a very smart piece – Elgan: Why the iPhone doesn’t matter – in which he argues a strong point, much more elegantly, that I have been making since the Kindle first appeared: that the device is almost always secondary to what it connects us with. While he focuses primarily on […]

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Kindle DX Secrets: It's a Calculator!

Kindle DX Secrets: It’s a Calculator!

Congratulations to BlogKindle for this very cool Kindle DX find! Turns out that the Kindle DX works as a calculator, complete with basic math as well as some commonly used trigonometric functions. Just type a formula (2+2, 2*2, 2-2, 2/2, etc.) as you would type any search term at the Home screen and the solution […]

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Curious about Kindle sales numbers?

Curious about Kindle sales numbers?

Curious about Kindle sales numbers? If so, there has been plenty to chew on in the last few days. Let’s just establish up front that, in the long run, the most important Kindle sales numbers involve calculations of how many Kindle books — or any other e-books, for that matter — are being purchased and […]

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Free Kindle Nation Shorts - I:3, 6.12.2009 - "Mr. Penumbra's Twenty-Four-Hour Book Store" a short story by Robin Sloan

Free Kindle Nation Shorts – I:3, 6.12.2009 – "Mr. Penumbra’s Twenty-Four-Hour Book Store" a short story by Robin Sloan

Welcome to Free Kindle Nation Shorts, No. 3, a striving-to-be-regular Friday feature of the Kindle Nation Daily Blog. As we continue to form new bonds with indie-minded authors and publishers, I am very pleased to have connected with author Robin Sloan, who has graciously granted his permission to share his “short story about recession, attraction, […]

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It's 7 pm EDT June 10, 2009 - Kindle DX Release Day - Do you know where your Kindle DX is?

It’s 7 pm EDT June 10, 2009 – Kindle DX Release Day – Do you know where your Kindle DX is?

Today is Kindle DX Release Day for Amazon, and anxious Kindle DX buyers have been checking their emails all day for those “Your order has shipped” messages. My DX will arrive tomorrow, and I am sure I will have impressions to share. Meanwhile, Engadget has posted a nice 29-photo gallery of an early Kindle DX […]

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