Note: This replaces the previously uploaded TKC 115, which had one track missing, including the interview with Robert Darnton.
News – 1) Kindle for the Web. 2) Kindle for BlackBerry PlayBook. 3) A tipster tells TechCrunch an Amazon Tablet is coming. 4) Andrys Basten reports evidence that Amazon did indeed learn its 1984 lesson. 5) Listener Tom Semple on why my report last week suggesting Amazon may be softening on ePub was probably unfounded. 6) A beta Kindle plug-in for Adobe’s InDesign publishing program, with comments from Joshua Tallent, co-host of the ebook ninjas podcast, on its significance.
Interview (14:56) – I visited with Robert Darnton on September 29, 2010 at his office in Wadsworth House, the second-oldest building at Harvard, where he is Director of the University Library. He is the author of The Case for Books: Past, Present and Future and a new book titled Poetry and the Police: Communication Networks in Eighteenth-Century Paris, scheduled for publication on October 4 by Harvard University Press. Kindle and other e-book formats are in the works, but no date set yet for release. Click here for the Harvard University Press listing and here for link to free audio files of songs from eighteenth-century Paris.
Comments – Jim Jones on the “iPad Guy” and “Kindle Girl” TV ad and Robert Green on Esquire’s Rule 695 for Social Networking and the Internet.