News – 1) Amazon’s update of the Kindle for Android app gives a clue about what the microphone on the Kindle 3 might be used for. 2) Tweets by BiblioVault about a slight change in KindleGen makes Nate the Great wonder if ePub is coming to the Kindle.
Interview (starts at 10:58) – John Just, assistant superintendent for management information systems at the Pinellas County Schools, gives an in-depth update five days after 2,200 Kindle 3s were distributed, one for each student at Clearwater High School. This first-in-the-nation experiment is designed to test the benefits of e-readers for high school students in a big way. I spoke with John by Skype and phone on September 21, 2010.
Content – Amazon announces the next six titles from its AmazonCrossing imprint of translations into English.