Member of Amazon’s original Kindle development team
Interview Starts at 19:16
I love Amazon in the sense that it really understands building things in what I’ll call an agile way. You start small, and you build and build and build and build. The Kindle doesn’t have to be perfect in 2005 or 2006, but you keep making it more and more perfect over time. And when there’s enough goodness accreted around it, then you say, “Wow, it’s ready for prime time” and you launch.
Show Notes and Links:
Tremont Street Subway at Wikipedia
“Amazon trims Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi prices in Canada…” by Emil Protalinski in The Next Web – April 25, 2013
“Kobo Aura HD review: a high-end e-reader with ‘niche’ written all over it” by Brian Heater at engadget – April 23, 2013
Kobo Aura HD web site
Items of Interest Not Mentioned in Podcast
“Senate delays action on Internet sales tax bill” by AP’s Stephen Ohlemacher in The Seattle Times – April 25, 2013
“Internet Sales Taxes Are Inevitable” by Matthew Yglesias in Slate – April 23, 2013
2012 Amazon press release supporting Internet Sales Tax legislation
Amazon’s first-quarter earnings release - April 26, 2013
How to find authors like other authors at Goodreads – Paul Bowles, for example
Three books I’m currently reading
Kindle for Android gets an update.
Interview with Jason Merkoski
Burning the Page: The eBook Revolution and the Future of Reading by Jason Merkoski – $7.69 on Kindle
The Spider’s House: A Novel by Paul Bowles – $9.78 on Kindle
Bedfellows: A Novel by Bob Garfield – $3.99 on Kindle with Whispersync for Voice ($1.99). Also available as free borrow at Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.
Bob Garfield interviewed by Leonard Lopate on WNYC Radio – December 12, 2012
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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