News – 1: As reported by TechFlash and elsewhere, Amazon flirts with the $100 price point by offering, as available, refurbished Kindle six-inch US-only models for $109.99. Try here or here to see if they’re back in stock. 2: FastCompany and The Guardian report the demise of a would-be Kindle Killer, Interead, the UK-maker of the Cool-er Reader. 3: Anand Chokkavelu of the Motley Fool revises his assessment of the Kindle’s prospects competing against the iPad. Click here for the Fool’s excellent weekly podcast, hosted by Chris Hill.
Interview – I spoke with Hoa Loranger, a director of user experience at Nielsen Norman Group, on July 14th about the research which she ran comparing user experiences with Kindle, iPad, desktop computer, and book. Click here for information about the tutorial she will be presenting next month in Toronto.
Content – So many books, so little time. My lament, and — whaddya know? — there’s a book for that!
Comments – Ken Clark on Ender’s Game, Jean Remple on the Nielsen study, Mark Brass on Kindle questions showing up on cruise line forums, John Halkias on what people asked about his Kindle this year on vacation compared with last. Plus, comments quoted from recent posts here at the show notes page from Jeffery Koroknay, Pastor Mark Pierce, Marie Sotiriou, Peggy Poellot, Chris Martin, Alejandro Bonilla, Jim Jones, and Rick Askenase.