27 Mark Mahaney

mark-mahaney1News – Firmware update to version 1.2.0 – do you have it yet? Timothy Crabtree does. UPDATE: In the podcast I mentioned Abhi’s speculation suggesting that Amazon might open up pre-orders for the new Kindle.  The date he mentioned was Sunday, Jan. 25th, not Feb. 25th as I said at 5:41 in the podcast.  Thanks to Linda Hopkins for spotting this!

Tech Tip – How to send someone a text message from your Kindle. (Thanks to Woody Woodward for the suggestion.)

InterviewMark Mahaney, Director of Internet Research at Citigroup, and widely followed prognosticator on Kindle sales estimates.

Quote“No Thank You, Chrysler” from Neville Hobson‘s blog, now available as a Kindle subscription.

Comments – Tim Gallati, Erwin, Bill Anderson, Delores Martin, Linda Hopkins, Pam, Will DeLamater (his free Obama Inaugural address file is here), Zite Hutton, Steve Gold (link to my “Cold Turkey in Paradise” essay is here ), Jerry Geiger, and a flawless audio comment from Bruce Wiley.

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Music for this podcast is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective” CD by Public Transit Recording, courtesty of IODA Promonet.

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Comments 1

  1. Leslie Nicoll wrote:

    Hi Len,
    I enjoyed this interview with Mark Mahaney. One comment: he said that once you buy an iPod, you never need to spend another penny since you can download all your music from existing CDs or free podcasts. However, he said the Kindle is “different” in that you are “required” to buy content — but that is absolutely not true! Between Feedbooks, Manybooks, Project Gutenberg, etc., a person could be happily reading forever and never spend another penny. Of course, if you want to read the latest bestseller, you’ll need to buy it. But if you want to listen to the lastest Top Ten music hit, you’ll have to buy that too — so I think his analogy was flawed. Just my 2 cents.


    Posted 27 Jan 2009 at 7:59 am