Amazon Kindle press conference

To watch for — Amazon Kindle announcement. According to Ars Technica:

Amazon Kindle press conference liveblog: Thursday, September 6

Amazon will be holding a press conference on September 6, and as usual, the company has been keeping silent on details. Amazon hasn’t said what it will announce in advance, but all signs seem to point to a new version of the Fire, which may keep that moniker, or may be called the Fire 2. The new tablet will likely come in either a 7-inch or 10-inch model (or possibly both), and it looks like it’s set to compete with the Nexus 7 and the oft-rumored iPad mini.

I’m waiting for Amazon Kindle Fire 2, if there’s even going to be one.

Reading on Amazon Kindle

I can’t recommend Amazon Kindle enough if you’re an avid reader. I got mine delivered over from the US to Singapore through a proxy courier. I think I used comGateway.

Since then I bought numerous books from the US shop without trouble, it all get delivered to my Kindle. I haven’t encountered phone verification of any sort.

The question I get most from people is what is it that don’t work in Singapore. Well, the 3G internet on the Kindle can only access Wikipedia and Amazon websites unfortunately. Other than that everything works fine.

I have been using Kindle for Mac more often lately:

Kindle for Mac.

It’s a lot easier to search through the annotations in the desktop application.

E-readers get heavier with each book

Years back a classmate asked if flash drives get heavier the more you use it. I laughed at her. I stand corrected.

E-readers get heavier with each book

Using Einstein’s E=mc² formula, which states that energy and mass are directly related, Prof Kubiatowicz calculated that filling a 4GB Kindle to its storage limit would increase its weight by a billionth of a billionth of a gram, or 0.000000000000000001g.

It’s quite amazing how books have evolved.

Just ordered an Amazon Kindle

I just ordered an Amazon Kindle yesterday:

Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, 6

It turns out that Amazon Kindle doesn’t deliver to Singapore, the leather cover does though, but that would be just useless without a Kindle. I decided to use a post forwarder to bring it to Singapore and we’ll see how that works out. I got the one that says “Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, 6″ Display, Graphite – Latest Generation”.

How book publishing can modernize

“As far as I’ve been able to tell, there are no buttons that say mobile devices are sexy. But that’s the challenge. Make a device that makes us look smarter and more attractive than we actually are, just like books do,” says Michael Tamblyn, the C.E.O. of BookNet Canada. Tamblyn discusses on 6 ways technology of book publishing could evolve.

[via The New Yorker]

I think this may very well come true.

I actually like Amazon Kindle 2

Here, I’ve said it. I like Amazon Kindle 2. I love the convenience it can provide, the thickness of the device. The downside of it is the steep price and the fact that you surf the web in black and white. This is like reinventing TV and starting with black and white all over again. But still I just love the possibility that one day you can surf the internet with a slim device. I’m just waiting. Maybe Kindle 3.