It depends on how you read. I think the basic Kindle is perfect if you don’t need that light. I’m not sure that I would make the change if it wasn’t for the light.
Show Notes and Links:
Amazon takes top spot in corporate reputation survey by Harris International - Mashable story.
PDF of highlights from Harris survey
Amazon’s stock price jumps on an analyst’s upward estimate of eBook sales - Reuters story.
Barnes and Noble death spiral? BGR story.
Kindle Coins announcement by Amazon.
Kindle Coins Frequently Asked Questions
Slate comment on Kindle Coins
Kindle for iPad version 3.6 features four different colors for highlights
Nate Hoffelder’s comments on Kindle for iPad update
groovypost steps to install Adobe Flash on your Kindle Fire HD
Note: Use this link to get the Adobe Flash Player apk file onto your Fire instead of the link included in the groovyPost steps: Flash apk file
Click here to download Dolphin browser to your Fire HD
Click here for free ES File Explorer app at Amazon’s Apps for Android Store
An even better overview of how to install Flash on your Fire HD, from Andrys Basten
To test your Flash Player, try this Flash video titled “Dude Got Swagger.” (Be sure to open it with the Dolphin browser, not Silk.)
Library Extension for Chrome Browser
LibraryExtension.com web site
Imperial Bedrooms (Less Than Zero) by Bret Easton Ellis – $11.99 on Kindle
Basic $69 Kindle
Donovan Creed novels by John Locke on Kindle
Here’s the Deal, a new Kindle Single by David Leonhardt – $1.99.
Complete Works of L.M. Montgomery with the Complete Anne of Green Gables Books (Illustrated) - available in the U.K. only
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.
Next Week’s Guest
I’m sorry that you won’t hear from Mike and Julie Brown of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, during this episode. The interview that I recorded with them on St. John was lost when I left my Olympus LS-10 recorder in our hotel room on the last night, on St. Thomas. So far it hasn’t turned up. You can hear what they had to say about their experience as a Nook-and-Kindle couple in my chat with them a year ago on St. John. And below is a photo of them at Little Maho Bay still reading on their rival devices. The good news is they are still married!