News – 1) Amazon as of today makes it possible to send Kindle books as gifts to anyone who has an e-mail address, whether or not they have a Kindle. Click here for press release. 2) No one is calling this a Kindle Killer–or an iPad Killer, for that matter. But I’ll tell you what I think of it when my NOOKColor arrives in the next few days. 3) Happy 3rd Anniversary, Kindle. A look back at what Jeff Bezos told Charlie Rose three years ago today, at the dawn of the Kindlesphere.
Tech Tip – Listener Carl Weibgen of Australia passes along a small tip that will save you a keystroke when you’re looking for search terms on your Kindle.
Interview (13:12) – Peter Hildick-Smith, president and founder of CODEX Group, explains why he’s scared to death of the Kindle’s effect on literature, literacy, and the national economy, even. We spoke by Skype and phone on November 17, 2001 2010.
Content – Mark, a listener of the podcast, has prepared a list of 383 great authors that you can use to build your Kindle library. If you’d like a copy, e-mail me at PodChronicles AT Gmail DOT com, and I’ll e-mail you the list back. Also, Nick Todd of Southampton in the U.K. has posted a helpful video review of Operation Mincemeat, an true spy tale from World War II.