Category Archives: The Kindle Chronicles

TKC 457 James McQuivey

Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research Interview starts at 11:17 and ends at 36:16 “I don’t think they [Amazon] really expect the fashion angle to be a big driver of these [Echo Look] devices. They needed a pretext. They needed a reason to put a camera in your home, to see how comfortable […]

TKC 456 Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer

Author of The Doctor Is In: Dr. Ruth on Love, Life and Joie de Vivre Interview starts at 13:00 and ends at 41:17 “This is also my philosophy of life: I talk about a turtle. A turtle stays in one place–it’s safe. Nothing can happen. It carries its house on its back. If that turtle […]

TKC 455 Naomi S. Baron

Author of Words Onscreen: The Fate of Reading in a Digital World Interview starts at 10:33 and ends at 41:35 “Education increasingly wants to measure finite, little bites of stuff, and the digital technology that we are using in our education–and we have print versions of it, too–is tailored to these quick wins as opposed […]

TKC 454 Kes Woodward

Painter, art critic and historian Interview starts at 15:00 and ends at 41:14 “I remember your talking on one of your programs about Jeff Bezos’s insisting on a one-second [Alexa] response when his staff said, “We can get this down to three seconds,” and he said, “That’s not good enough.” That makes a huge difference. […]

TKC 453 Bufo Calvin in Virtual Reality

Creator of I Love My Kindle and The Measured Circle Interview starts at 6:14 and ends at 43:10 “It would also be able to know what your preferences are–that’s one of the biggest things about what we’ll see eventually with Virtual Reality. So for myself as a vegetarian, I could walk down that virtual aisle […]

TKC 452 Timothy DeLizza

Author of “Jerry (from accounting)” Interview starts at 14:56 and ends at 45:09 I love what Amazon is doing in terms of giving access to a platform in a kind of populist way. I think that is incredibly helpful. I think the distribution is amazing. It creates new readers. I love the $2 price point […]

TKC 451 Patrick Coggins

Co-founder of Ask My Buddy Interview starts at 18:45 and ends at 41:25 In terms of users or penetration, I would say that Google Home probably represents about less than 10 percent on our network. [Alexa has the rest.] That’s just time out there, the commercials. They’re just more widely known. Also, I would say […]

TKC 450 South by Southwest Interactive

David Measer of RPA Advertising and Lisa Pecot-Hebert of USC Interview starts at 25:08 and ends at 49:15 I expected the smaller cities in the U.S. to be places where eventually trends made their way there and that they’d be listening to music that I listened to 10 years ago, or wearing fashion that was […]

TKC 449 Patricia Cornwell

Author of  Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert Interview starts at 10:27 and ends at 41:38 “Billie Jean King is very aware of my Ripper book, and we talked about it when I began all this investigation in 2001, because Billie Jean had been a friend of mine for many years. We talked about […]

TKC 448 Michael Anderle

Author of The Kutherian Gambit series Interview starts at 10:15 and ends at 43:54 When I originally put out Book 1 I had no idea if anyone cared about my stories. I didn’t want to invest a lot of time, money, and effort if nobody wanted to read it. News “Site of Amazon’s Cloud glitch […]