Will DeLamater

Why Kindle 2 Isn’t Good for Education

OK, ket’s be fair. Amazon created the Kindle as a consumer device for reading books, novels primarily, with a little assistance on the side for newspapers, magazines, and blogs. As a business system, the device actualized the ebook value chain for the biggest etailer of books on the planet. It only makes sense. It also…

Tudors’ Pilgrimage on Kindle

If you want to prep for tonight’s new episode of The Tudors on Showtime, I have pulled a short article from Wikipedia on “The Pilgrimage of Grace” to assist you. As with all these articles, click on the download link and save the file to your computer. Then connect to your Kindle using the USB…

The Logic of the Kindle

Someone said “Why would I want to carry another device just to read a book?” I guess they missed the fact that they were already carrying a device just to read a book, and that would be the book itself…

More Tudors on Your Kindle

I don’t know if anyone else has gotten hooked on the Showtime series that portrays the life and times of King Henry the VIII of England, but after catching up with seasons One and Two on DVD, our household settles down on Sunday nights for a journey back to the 16th-century and the Tudors. Of…

Books Smell Fine on the Kindle

It has been amusing to hear over the last months how many people are wed to the way that books smell. The smell of books is cited as a primary objection to the Kindle, which, as far as I can tell, has no discernible smell. That sensory exploration of books by the nose seems almost…

Kojo and the Kindle

Great show on WAMU with Kojo Nnamdi this Tuesday concerning “The Future of the Book.”  Kojo talks with guests and listeners about how ebooks are growing in popularity and how far this trend may go.  Of particular interest to EduKindle is the part of the show that featured Dean Hubbard from Northwest Missouri State University…

The Day the Music Died on Your Kindle

I know I am late, but I wanted to be sure to mention, on the 50th anniversary of “the day the music died,” that Staton Rabin has a new biography of Buddy Holly out, entitled OH BOY! The Life and Music of Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneer Buddy Holly.  Staton is the author of several other books,…

Planner 2009 Ready for Kindle

Right after I posted Calendar for Kindle as a free download a few weeks ago, I got a bunch of feedback about how folks would really like it to work. Calendar was intended as a quick reference, but many of you are like me and find it helpful to be able to keep notes and…