TKC 272 Wilson Rothman


Technology and Science Editor at NBC News Digital

 Interview Starts at 17:49

I really do think that these retina display type of devices are the future for reading everywhere except maybe out of doors. I still think a Paperwhite is great for outdoors. I mean, the Paperwhite’s amazing. But the Nexus 7 and the Kindle HDX have these really super tight-res screens upwards of 300 pixels per inch, just like an iPhone 5S. And what you get is you can see every letter in a way that makes you feel like you’re reading a printed page more than a pixelated, digital screen.

Show Notes and Links:


Shelf Awareness report on Russ Grandinetti and Otis Chandler at Frankfurt Book Fair

Otis Chandler’s slides for Publishers Launch presentation at Frankfurt Book Fair – October 7, 2013

Russ Grandinetti’s slides

Goodreads blog post about Kindle integration – September 3, 2013

Brad Stone interviewed by Terry Gross on NPR’s “Fresh Air” – October 14, 2013

Review of The Everything Store in Slate

Review of The Everything Store in The Washington Post

Tech Tip

“2 ways to back up Kindle books to a computer” by Piotr Kowalczyk at Ebook Friendly – October 16, 2013

Interview with Wilson Rothman

“Amazon’s Kindle Fire HDX tablets pose real threat to iPad dominance” by Wilson Rothman at NBC News Digital – September 25, 2013

Wilson Rothman on Twitter


The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone – $10.99 on Kindle

The Amateurs: The Story of Four Young Men and Their Quest for an Olympic God Medal by David Halberstam – $10.49 on Kindle

Kes Woodward’s web site of his paintings and commentary

Apps for Kindle Fire: NBC NewsFox NewsPBS

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.

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Comments 4

  1. Tom Welch wrote:

    Major Kindle Touch update

    Posted 20 Oct 2013 at 3:57 pm
  2. Tom Welch wrote:

    NY Times article on hypercompetition in the tablet marketplace and Amazon Kindle Fire is not even mentioned

    Posted 21 Oct 2013 at 11:53 am
  3. Len Edgerly wrote:

    Good article. Not sure if I’m following you Tom, but how could Rothman have mentioned an article which was published seven days after the interview? I must be missing something here.

    Posted 21 Oct 2013 at 12:10 pm
  4. Tom Welch wrote:

    On a second read, Kindle Fire is mentioned but barely and deserved a mentioned as a major competitor in opening paragraphs of the article. Somehow I get the impression NYT does not like Amazon nor Kindle tablets and ereaders. I know in the IT community, Amazon is at the top of everyone’s avoid list as a place to work.

    Posted 22 Oct 2013 at 7:26 pm