News – 1) BYTE’s sources say Whispersync will be the secret sauce for Amazon’s tablet strategy, via an InformationWeek post. My brief detour to Gilligan’s Island. 2) Jon Cog reflects on Amazon’s quarterly earnings report. 3) Stephen Windwalker‘s experimental non-coverage of the end of an Amazon v. Apple showdown. 4) My review of a new protective case for Kindle 3, from KlearKase. (My apology for spelling the URL incorrectly in the audio.)
Tech Tip – The updated Kindle for iPad application adds the ability to download back issues of some newspapers and magazines that you subscribe to on Kindle. I tried it out with the help of a Kindle support tech, with mixed results.
Interview (Starts at 17:46) – I spoke with Stephen Marche by Skype on July 26, 2011. He is the author of a prescient column about the Kindle published in October, 2009, titled “The Book that Contains All Books.” He’s also the author of How Shakespeare Changed Everything.