Posts Tagged: Kindle

Thoughts on e-books… Removing text from common sight.

Ode to a bookshelf… See now the empty bookshelf that stands still with a thousand volumes now unseen, the bookends racheted so tightly, the pages compressed so absolutely into the digital thinness of silicon. The words remain, though they are now in bits, and can be read, just as they once were… yet not stumbled

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Direct to Kindle: ‘Into Great Science’ available now

Amazon now allow anyone to publish to their store using ‘Kindle Direct Publishing‘ so I’ve uploaded a short story called ‘Into Great Science’ which I wrote last year. “Fumbling, floating, he found the hammer, and headed for the window…” In lean times NASA has gone into partnership with the Catholic Church, launching a ‘Voyager’-style probe

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Once Books are Gone What Will Our Vanity Object Be?

One interesting repercussion of the advent of the e-reader may well be the disappearance of the bookshelf. Before you scoff and say never just remember how resistant I/we were to putting our CDs and vinyl away. But away they have been put, and the solitary ipod is now the norm. So if e-readers become more

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The eMagazine issue | The Web is Never Finished | Reading Anxiety

I have been thinking quite a bit about eMagazines recently. I don’t own a Kindle, but have played around with one, and I’m not quite ready to go there yet. But having seen some mock-ups of e-readers that we might be using in the future, I’m excited. Not about books, mind, but about magazines. I’m

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