More interesting happenings in Kindle World –
- Kindle Store now has 260,000 Books.
- An interesting option in the Kindle Store – the Collected Works of H. P. Lovecraft (4 volumes – each for just $0.80).
- My favorite Kindle related video ever (courtesy Marsha & Sabrina at Temple University) [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipGWpCzhgcI]Amazon needs to hire these two for their Kindle Textbook Edition campaign.
- Blog Kindle has a hack for enabling Unicode fonts for the Kindle. Comes with the standard ‘this might turn you into a toad if applied wrongly’ disclaimer. In plain English – you won’t be able to get any more official Kindle updates (until you remove this hack) and your Kindle 2 might stop working.
- There’s also a kindle font hack for Kindle 1. Also, with the same warning as above. Kindle 1’s firmware reset option makes it slightly less risky to test hacks like this one.
- Strangely, there are only 2 books related blogs and zero kindle related blogs amongst the Kindle Store’s Top 100 most popular blogs.
- Mike Connelly at the Herald Tribune is pretty confident about the future of newspapers –
I am asked often these days: What will happen to newspapers?
For the Herald-Tribune, the answer is simple: After the recession, we will thrive.
- Numerous new books mentioned on the official amazon kindle blog sans free offers or lowered prices. Makes me wonder about the basis for selection?
- A post covering the Printed Electronics Europe conference, 2009 (April 8th and 9th) turns up this interesting snippet on Plastic Logic –
Thin, light and eye-catching, it was 10 years in the making, and based on organic electronics, namely organic thin film technology (OTFT). In Dresden they have the first plastic electronic factory in the world; fully automated–it will manufacture flexible electronic page display modules from this year onward.
Wait a minute – weren’t Plastic Logic supposed to not release till 2010? Are they planning a surprise release for this year?
- And finally, a German/English Kindle 2 Review done in true ‘straight from my messy bedroom’ style – [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmTgizBWF-0].
Hope you have a good week!