News – February 9, 2009 in NYC is when we all expect Amazon to unveil the long-awaited Kindle 2. My source tells me that if you order a Kindle now (I ordered one on Jan. 26th) you will be able to obtain a Kindle 2, even though the new version has not actually been announced yet.
Tech Tip – The shift key is sticky! Who knew? (Thanks to Al MacDiarmid)
Interview – Staton Rabin, author of OH BOY! The Life and Music of Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneer Buddy Holly , a tweens’ and teens’ biography of Buddy Holly, timed for exclusive Kindle release to mark the 50th anniversary of the rock ‘n’ roll legend‘s untimely death in a plane crash on February 3, 1959. Her book was formated for Amazon’s Digital Text Platform by Joshua Tallent, who was my interview guest in Episode 22. Staton in a phone interview on January 26, 2009, tells how strongly she felt called to write about Buddy Holly, and how the Kindle platform offered her unique advantages for the project.
Quote – From the Introduction to OH BOY! by Staton Rabin.
Comments – Leslie Nicoll, Tom Linton, Karen Oland, Kevin Parsons, Marie Sotiriou, Al MacDiarmid, Jenn Broomfield, Dan Meyers (on a KindleKorner kerfuffle), Mary McManus, Linda Hopkins, Stephen Gold, and Bruce Wiley (reference to a foolish post at Motley Fool).
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Music for my podcast is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective” CD by Public Transit Recording, courtesy of IODA Promonet.