News – The Kindle iPhone and iPod Touch app 1.3 now works in more than 60 countries. Via the New York Times, Stephen Covey — not Stephen King — makes the e-deal heard round the publishing world. Anne Rice wonders if it’s a good idea. The nook is rooted, the nook is rooted! Audio interview with Robbie Trencheny, the California high school student who started NookDevs. Click here to follow him on Twitter. Mr. and Mrs. GeekTonic post their must-read reviews of the nook.
Tech Tip – Len’s 2Doo list 2.o, with help from Larry Goss. Also, your host proves to be a dim bulb in the case of a Mighty Bright clip-on light that wasn’t getting the nightime job done.
Interview – Eric Engleman, senior technology staff writer at TechFlash, pretty much covers just one company – Amazon. That gives him a lot of time for hard work and the development of good sources, which gives him unusual insight into what’s ahead for the Kindle and its competitors. We spoke by Skype/landline on December 15, 2009.
Comments – Esmeralda deTrafford’s downloading woes down under, Bruce Bouchard on Babylon Dictionary software, Vern Elmore on eBeam, Ted Inoue on Kindle version 2.3 fonts (The one I use for a slightly darker and larger font on my Kindle-US is named update_CModBold_K2iv23.bin), Craig Findlay’s net additional cost in the U.K. to upgrade from a Sony PRS505 to a Kindle International is only 20 pounds sterling – thanks to eBay, Alex Bowman looks forward to the next TKC meetup, Craig Scarberry on Cory Doctorow, Al MacDiarmid’s trouble updating to 2.3, Peggy Poellot speaking up on behalf of the original Kindle, Blair Savin’s sunlight 2.3 problem, and Richard Fischer on the Magic Catalog of Project Gutenberg.
Next Week: Will TKC’s staff succeed in their (actually, her) reasonable request for just one week off a year to celebrate Christmas? Stay tuned….