32 Len Edgerly

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Tech Tip – Where oh where did the articles list go on Kindle 2?  Mary McManus saves the day.

Interview – My wife Darlene asks me some great questions about the Kindle 2, submitted by members of the Kindle Chronicles Email Alert List.

Quote – From Stephen Windwalker’s new guide, The Complete User’s Guide to the Amazing Amazon Kindle 2.

Comments – Dan Barnett, Linda Hopkins, Robert Brownson, Shelly Crawford-Stock, Steve Windwalker, Rho, Marcy MacKenzie, Al MacDiarmid, Michelle Farmer, Dorian Nisinson, Larry Goss and audio comments from Joshua Tallent and Linda Hopkins.

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  1. Jesslyn Hendrix wrote:

    Great podcast this week, it was nice to hear your assessment of the Kindle 2.0. Either you or an email request was wondering about the Personal Docs–you mention that you couldn’t see what it is for. I distinctly remembered reading that it was for the documents that you upload manually and the documents that Amazon converted and emailed to you. Unfortunately, I think they forgot to turn it on because it doesn’t work for anyone that I can find and Amazon’s Customer Service was quite surprised to hear it.
    I was a little irritated when the CS rep I spoke to asked me to have the K2-ers I know contact them–it seems easy enough to verify or not on their end, but what do I know. So if you can, could you please test and then put the call out to your listeners? I was really looking forward to this as it would help me categorize some of my content until they implement folders.

    Speaking of folders, I heard the interview with Ian Freed and was happy to hear him comment on folders. If Personal Docs was working correctly, we’d be a little further down that road.

    I’ll be listening!

    Posted 27 Feb 2009 at 2:18 pm
  2. Jesslyn Hendrix wrote:

    Oh–also you asked what happened to the screenshot capability–its ALT+Shift+G

    Posted 27 Feb 2009 at 2:19 pm
  3. Jenifer wrote:

    Wishing you had a proper feed besides iTunes. I don’t use iTunes. A lot of people don’t use iTunes. I may not end up using the kindle either if it never comes to Canada. Either way I’ve got the short end of the stick here. Please gimme a feed, feedburner is free and easy!

    Posted 01 Mar 2009 at 6:21 am
  4. Mark Ahrens wrote:

    Hi Len,

    Just got my first Kindle, the #2 version, and like it very much. Here was my nirvana…I was sitting on a train returning home and needed somthing to read. I thought …hmm..a magazine …literally 20 seconds later, I was perusing the articles of the New Yorker magazine. Ain’t technology great!

    I also have a question. I am someone who likes to collect hard copy books on certain topics, e.g. baseball. I wonder why Amazon doesn’t offer a special program such as buy hard copy at regular price and get kindle version at 50%. To me, that would give me the flexibility to use whichever media was best for where I am at a certain time and net amazon incremental revenue over my current spend. What do you think?

    Also, listened to your podcast last week and looking forward to this week’s show.


    Posted 03 Mar 2009 at 4:25 am
  5. Karen in TN wrote:

    Len, don’t see a post yet about the iPhone/iPod Kindle app.I’ve posted a quick overview of the limitations of the Kindle Iphone App on my blog:


    Along with pictures of all three Kindle devices, open to the same book:



    Posted 04 Mar 2009 at 12:11 pm
  6. Mark Ahrens wrote:


    Here is another potential question for the Kindle Chronicles…

    Taking advantage of Kindle’s document translation service…is there a way to create an automated way to dump a series of new articles, RSS feeds, or posts into a Word document and then send to Kindle for translation.

    This would then show up on your Kindle reader and you could puruse the documents at your leisure during trips, etc.


    Posted 05 Mar 2009 at 4:07 am

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