News – Firmware update to version 2.3 arrives for Kindle and DX. After a delay, the conversion feature is working, enabling you to convert a PDF to Kindle format for your Kindle 2, which provides access to text-flow, annotations, and highlighting.
Tech Tip – Chris Westergaard writes in praise of Stanza as an alternative to Calibre for managing eBooks on your Kindle.
Interview – David Weinberger, a co-author of The Cluetrain Manifesto and a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, interviewed Cory Doctorow recently on copyright issues and the future of the eBook. (Click here to download audio file of the Doctorow interview.) I caught up with David this morning for his views on the Kindle specifically, and for more of his thoughts about the issues raised by Doctorow. Click here for David’s Wikipedia entry.
Content – A few items currently on my Kindle: Rick Limpert’s blog, “My Little Place on the Interweb” (Click here for Rick’s profile of The Kindle Chronicles); Younger Next Year: A Guide to Living Like 50 Until You’re 80 and Beyond by Chris Crowley and Henry S. Lodge, M.D.; A Kindle World blog, Kindle Nation Daily and the Magic Catalog of Project Gutenberg eBooks.
Comments – Firmware update and larger-font hack.
Next Week – I hope to interview Brent Evans of GeekTonic to share our first impressions of the Barnes & Noble Nook.