Garrett Riley, creator of A Tech Grab Bag
Interview Starts at 16:21
The great thing (about Kindle FreeTime Unlimited) is that you can set time limits. I know a lot of parents listening to this agree with this: Once you hand them the device, it’s like it goes into a time warp. You can tell them “set the timer,” but all of that goes out the window. Right now Amazon has the ability to restrict the time. You can set your Kindle Fire to give your kids unlimited reading time but then maybe only a half hour for apps. So they might only get a half hour worth of Netflix or a half hour worth of playing Angry Birds.
Show Notes and Links:
Amazon’s Dec. 27 press release on 2012 holiday sales
ForeSee customer satisfaction survey press release.
PDF of “Holiday Satisfaction with Online Shopping Stagnates” Report by ForeSee
Pew Internet report on jump in eBook reading
Drawing Pad app – 99 cents at the Apps for Android store
luzme.com – a site for tracking changes in eBook prices
11/22/63 by Stephen King – $3.99 on Kindle.
Comparative eBook prices for 11/22/63 listed by luzme.com
Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named “Well, You Needn’t.” This version is “Ra-Monk” by Eval Manigat on the “Variations in Time: A Jazz Persepctive” CD by Public Transit Recording” CD, courtesy of IODA Promonet.