TKC 70 Brian Kellett

Picture 2News – The Kindle comes to Canada, which means National Post and The Globe and Mail come to the Kindle. Folders may be coming to the Kindle, too. For real? Andrys Basten declares “it’s official, folks.” And, the Kindle may have the upcoming holiday season pretty much to itself. Click here for Abhi’s observations.

Tech Tip – New Kindle features at Instapaper.

Interview – Brian Kellett (aka Tom Reynolds) of the Random Acts of Reality blog drives an ambulance for the London Ambulance Service, and he’s a recent convert to the Kindle.  He will soon begin another blog, Paper Not Included, focusing on eBooks in the U.K.  He is also the author of Blood, Sweat and Tea: Real-Life Adventures in an Inner-City Ambulance. (Also available as free TXT file at the Internet Archive.)

Content – A TeleRead post leads me to the Resource Shelf and then the Online Books Page and the Internet Archive, where I found an ePub edition of Samuel Butler’s The Way of All Flesh. Can my Kindle read an ePub book? Yes, it can, thanks to CalibreClick here for Calibre video.  How would Edward Tufte explain all that’s out there for eBooks?

Comments – Lots of great comments, including the Kindle on an episode of “Castle” and an audio comment from Jim Jones.

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  1. thorn wrote:


    Re. Covers: I’ve reflected on this some, since people on the forum at Amazon frequently ask for recommendations. Three things to consider: Size, Weight, and Stiffness. There are also a couple of covers in the world that will stand up like an easel. So one might consider that as well.

    Many of the M-Edge covers are wider than the Kindle, to accomodate an integrated booklight (sold separately). I think the other covers are about the same dimensions as the Kindles. Some covers are heavier than others. The Oberons are beautiful, but rather weighty. If one carries a soft-sided bag, like a messenger bag, I might recommend a stiffer cover, like the M-Edge. If one carries a hard briefcase this might not matter, especially if one can immobilize the device in a pocket of such a thing.

    Not trying to be exhaustive – just giving a couple of examples. I think the best approach, is to think hard about one’s needs for protecting the device, and how one is planning to carry it around and use it.

    Posted 24 Nov 2009 at 12:13 pm
  2. Joyce Heard wrote:

    Inspired by your highly professional podcast and website I have just ordered a Kindle 2 international. If you want to play with it, I’d be pleased to bring it to Cambridge when I am there in Dec. I did use one of the links on your website so I hope you get a credit. I found the information on covers poor and confusing on the Amazon website. I ordered a cheap one that came in two colors and there was no way to select the color. Your listener who suggested more advice on covers has a good point. I’d also like a section on the website with help for beginning users such as myself, but you have too much to do already I am sure.

    Posted 26 Nov 2009 at 4:13 am

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