4/17/09 UPDATE: Due to the threat of a winter storm, we decided to stay over in Santa Fe tonight and will not be able to attend the Colorado meetup tomorrow at 11 a.m. So we’ll try again in May…
Colorado Kindle Chronicles Meetup Saturday April 18 at 11 a.m!
News (2:34) – The Wall Street Journal gives credence to the rumor I passed along six weeks ago, namely that a larger-screen Kindle 3 is due out by this year’s holiday shopping season. The WSJ report is picked up by Fast Company and others, including Abhi’s blog, which offers some additional smart analysis of the report.
Tech Tip (4:21) – Courtesy of yisroel parker, who tipped me off to zoolert.com, which keeps track of Kindle books that are too expensive and lets me know by email when the price falls to $9.99.
Interview (6:45) – Chris Danielson, director of public relations for the National Federation of the Blind, spoke with me by phone on Monday, April 13, about the Federation’s ongoing ReadingRights campaign to save the Kindle 2’s text-to-speech capability in the face of opposition by the Authors Guild. Chris and busloads of others held a protest on April 7 at the Guild’s NYC headquarters (where the photo of him was taken – for other photos of the protest click here).
Quote (18:27) – From “What Two Young Women Found in the Rockies” by Dorothy Wickendon in the April 20, 2009 edition of The New Yorker. Click here for an abstract of the article. Full article online requires paid registration. Read by the male and female Text to Speech voices of the Kindle 3, and a human for comparison.
Comments (23:20) – Dan Meyers on Calibre, Dorian Nisinson on Amazon’s deranking snafu, Larry Goss on pricing, Ted Inoue on Kindle 2 contrast, James Chang on contrast-problem coverage in Wired and engadget, and Robert Brownson on cool Kindle covers at Strangedog.com .