TKC 371 Michael Dirda

Interview starts at 15:46 and ends at 42:34
My main attraction to a Kindle is only age-related. If my vision deteriorates enough that I need to make the type bigger, then I could see that it’s just a wonderful tool to have. But so long as I can enjoy the books that I have, the physical books, I’ll stick with them. I have nothing against them [eReaders]. I believe that what fundamentally matters is stories, poems—people need them. The means that we access them isn’t crucial at all. (Photo by Amelia Beamer, Locus Publications)
“Amazon to Release $50 Tablet as it Struggles to Sell Pricier Devices” by Greg Bensinger at The Wall Street Journal – September 7, 2015 (Behind paywall – copy headline and paste into Google)
“Amazon Kindle Voyage 2 to be Released November 2015” by Michael Kozlowski at Good e-Reader – July 9, 2015
“Amazon’s Kindle Scout Publishing Platform Expands Internationally” – press release September 9, 2015
“20 Years of Bookselling” by Jim Milliot at Publishers Weekly – September 4, 2015
Tech Tip
How to type like 1,000 monkeys on a Kindle on-screen keyboard
Interview with Michael Dirda     
“Book Shopping with the Best-Read Man in America” by John Lingan at The Paris Review – December 28, 2012
Michael Dirda’s reading at Politics and Prose Bookstore in Washington, D.C. – August 10, 2015
Twisted Clay by Frank Walford
The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle
Housebroken by The Behrg
Eddie & Sunny by Stacey Cochran

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 2

  1. Marti wrote:

    What’s New Tonight from Amazon . . . isn’t this from last year? It is dated 9/17/15.

    Posted 12 Sep 2015 at 1:37 am
  2. Len Edgerly wrote:

    Yes. I included the link because of my mention of the introduction of the Fire HD 6 last year. Sorry for the confusion, Marti.

    Posted 12 Sep 2015 at 5:52 am