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February 18th, 2009

“Reading Books on a Cell Phone is a Demented Idea”

“…the students I talk to (and I ask regularly) would go to lengths to avoid reading a book on the Internet, can’t fathom the price of Kindle, which looks like an old person’s appliance anyway, and think reading books on a cell phone is a demented idea.” — From a comment by Barbara Fister who…

February 17th, 2009

Kindle Mania Overtakes America

The Kindle 2 was indeed unveiled on February 9th as “rumored.” (What do you call a supposed rumor that everyone already knows? A “deliberate leak” perhaps.) Ship date is February 24th, just in time for those who forgot to buy chocolates and roses on Valentine’s Day. Kindle lovers everywhere are thrilled; the skeptics remains skeptical….

January 28th, 2009

Kindle 2.0 to Be Unveiled February 9

According to a blog entry on the New York Times yesterday (and according to Google, at 351 other sources), Amazon will be announcing the long-awaited (by its fans) new version of the Kindle on February 9th at a special event in New York City (obviously intended to coincide with O’Reilly’s Tools of Change for Publishing…