There are a bunch of items I wanted to post about and few are big enough to warrant a unique post so I thought I’d do a ‘what I’ve been reading’ link collection -
- Technology publisher Apress now has 200+ Apress books available for the Kindle and aims to have its entire catalog on the Kindle by end 2008.
- PlasticLogic opens its manufacturing plant in Dresden, Germany (Sept 17th, 2008). Their flexible, larger screen Kindle competitor is a pretty worth challenger.
- TechRepublic ‘cracks open’ the Kindle and takes a look at the innards.
- Jim Olds wonders whether Jakob Nielsen’s famous ‘users read/scan web pages in a F pattern‘ usability finding also applies to the Kindle.
- A parent at College Confidential wants to know whether Kindle really saves money on textbooks – Amazon better get KindleText out quick.
- Steven Levy, senior editor, Newsweek magazine, was honored for “The Future of Reading” (his writeup on the Kindle). He won the 2007 PSRA Excellence in Technology Journalism award. It was a very well written article.
- Someone’s looking for a developer to develop a custom Kindle application. I didn’t even know the Kindle was open to apps. Is amazon letting some people develop apps for an as yet unannounced platform?