Will DeLamater

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…

Blogs for Educators on the Kindle

Happy New Year to all Kindlers! I have been checking out some of the best edu-bloggers over the holidays and want to make a few recommendations for the new year. These should be exciting times in education with a new administration in Washington and tough economic times around the country. Maybe the time is right…

Is It Illegal on Your Kindle?

Following Len Edgerly’s podcast last week of his interview with “Starbuck,” the Kindle-toting Army Captain serving in Iraq, I thought I would grab a copy of a book he recommended during the interview, T. E. Lawrence’s Seven Pillars of Wisdom. I mean, the book was written a looong time ago so I figured that Project…

An Odd Path to Thursday on the Kindle

The little saga that results in this post began early Saturday morning when the Whispernet on my Kindle silently delivered my Wall Street Journal to the door. I especially love reading the Weekend Journal, with its eclectic collection of articles on topics ranging from shashimi to secret agents. Plus, where else can I find recommendations…

A New Kindle Utility: Calendar for Kindle

The popularity of Notepad for Kindle got me thinking about another utility that I’d like on my Kindle, a calendar utility. With Notepad getting decent reviews, I thought, why not?. Mary Krieg wrote a comment, saying “I now have the Personal Notepad on my Kindle. It is fantastic! You truly designed a program that is…

A Kindle Gift Under Your Tree

If you get up on Christmas morning and take a little peek at the computer just to see what’s going on, who’s on Twitter, if there are greetings on Facebook, or a message in a “tweetwrapper” just for you, then you should be rewarded with something more than a piece of coal. And so it…