Will DeLamater

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…

Book Selection for Kindle Loan Program at NCSU

One interesting feature of the Kindle loaner program at North Carolina State University is the way that books are selected for download to the 18 Kindles that are available for checkout. Patrons (including students and faculty) recommend titles through an online submission form (see screen shot) that is then vetted by library staff. More from…

Using Your Kindle as a Personal Notepad

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You might also enjoy: How to clean up your Kindle Fire Editor’s Note: As you may have noticed, this post was written during a period when the only Kindle you could buy was an e-ink Kindle with a keyboard. I put together the Notepad, a simple document to reside on the Kindle, that would allow the…

Font Size Poll Results

Thank you to everyone who voted. It looks like we have a group that likes those larger fonts, with over half of the votes coming in for the #3 and #4 fonts. According to our font size chart, this means that our readers’ preference is for fonts in the 11 point to 14 point size.…