Tag: e-reader

Weekend Updates and a Blog Birthday Giveaway

I’m working on a pretty long review so for today I just wanted to write about a few things and announce part 1 of my Blog Birthday Giveaway. This week I finished Wallace Stegner’s Crossing to Safety, and now I’m reading Ilona Andrew’s latest…

Review: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

I read Fahrenheit 451 in two days this weekend.  There aren’t many books that make you see the world differently when you’re done, and for me this was one of them. The book tells the story of Montag, a fireman, in a near-future American…

New Kindle Report: Day 3

New Kindle arrived Friday, so I’ve now had two full days to play with it (er, I mean read).  Here are a few pictures and a few quick comparisons between Kindle 1 and Kindle 3. Things that are fantastically better: text/screen contrast page turning…

No More Kindles?

The big Kindle news today was that Amazon has sold out of the 6 inch Kindle 2 model.  No information forthcoming about when Kindles might be back in stock.  So what does that mean?  It means the Kindle is selling well for one thing,…

Books in the News: A Weekly Update

The Nook and the Kindle both reduced prices this week.  The Kindle is down to $189.  Of course this is a reaction to sales of the IPad – but I’m hoping it’s also an indication that a new Kindle is on its way this…

Does Technology Keep Us From Reading Well?

An article in today’s New York Times discusses the influence of technology on how we read today (Yes, People Still Read but Now It’s Social). According to columnist Steven Johnson, authors like Nicholas Carr (and I’m sure many others) fear that we have less…

New York Times says E-Reader competition heating up

In this article, the New York Times compares new e-readers.  It calls the Kindle the “Plain Jane” of E-readers, but says that isn’t necessarily a bad thing for dedicated readers.  I think the more development and competition there is in this area, the better…

How to upgrade the Kindle

In Dreaming of the Superkindle, Harry McCracken of Technologizer proposes to Amazon the next great ways to improve the Kindle: color, less weight, graphics, improving newspaper and magazine readability, and creating the first great e-reader software.  Good suggestions, all.

Consumer Reports rates Kindle #1

In Consumer Reports’ first rating of E-readers, the Kindle came out on top.  Read more here.  The IPad wasn’t included in the ratings because it’s a multifunction device — however CR notes that the IPad is costlier, heavier, and recommends that readers purchase an…

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