7 Oct 2010

A Month With the New Kindle 3

Introduction ‘There are two kinds of fool. One says, “This is old, and therefore good.” And one says, “This is new, and therefore better.”’ — Dean Inge. In July, Amazon announced the new Kindle, the Kindle 31. From what I could gather, it didn’t seem to be a big leap forward, technically — more a gentle refinement of an already […]

2 Aug 2010

On the Amazon Kindle, Model Numbers, and The Bezos Big Block Graphic

I just ordered a Kindle. I’d tell you the model number, but it doesn’t seem to have one. My confirmation email tells me that I’ve ordered the “Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6″ Display, Graphite, 3G Works Globally — Latest Generation”. Just trips off the tongue, doesn’t it? There’s a lot of strange things about […]