News – Eric Engleman of TechFlash reports that Amazon’s no-numbers announcements of record Kindle sales are getting on Wall Street’s nerves. One of his sources is this item from Reuters.
Tech Tip – It’s New Year’s Eve. Do you know the IP Address of your Kindle? Thanks to Kevin Warner, I learn how to find it.
Interview – Darlene and her sister Deborah talk about how they share Kindle books using the same Amazon account. Separately, I talk with Tom, the third Kindle buddy sharing Darlene’s account. He lets us know that a Mighty Bright XtraFlex2 may not necessarily meet with your bed partner’s approval.
Content – On listener Allen MacDiarmid’s recommendation, I spent $4 to purchase Why Is This Hill So Steep?, a very promising analysis of the history (so far) of eBooks, by Steve Jordan.
Comments – Greg Montague on a new game for the Kindle via the 2.3 update, Kevin Warner’s Whispernet troubles in western Australia, Patrick Scott’s link to “And the word was KINDLE,” an excellent profile of the Kindle in FLYP featuring a video interview with Jeff Bezos, Jonathan Bloom on DTP, Jim Jones on the difference between the story and the book, Kathy on why she bought nooks instead of Kindles for her sons, and David DeMorest on why he sent his nook back unopened and kept the Kindle.
Next week – Darlene and I will be in Las Vegas to cover the International Consumer Electronics Show, checking out all the would-be Kindle Killers. Stay tuned!