Monday, June 30, 2008

Kindle redux and a couple other things

Some good comments came through from the last post. I was going to try and batch them up and make some sort of intelligent post about them. But today has run away from me, and it's pushing 6p.m. I won't do that--but I will say that, to some degree, I agree with Art, who noted that the drop in price in iPods makes them nearly ubiquitous today. What will happen when the price of Kindle goes down? We shall see. Rob's addition to the dialogue is a must read. Check it out here: http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200807/google


Is Gooogal making us stoopider? U tell me!

Those of you who've been with me from the dawn of creation of this blog will have noticed some changes, including an image of my ugly mug. (Sorry abou that, everyone. I recommend you don't show it to your kids before bedtime!)Putting my photo on the blog seemed (still seems) like the right thing to do, though. The WC is a great place to be and work, but it cannot write. Many thanks to Gonzalo Fernandez-Coffey, who uploaded all this stuff while I was working on all the other things I had to do today.

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1 comment:

abdul said...

Kyle,

Nice entry. I really think the Kindle and iPod questions are much more of a high stakes issue that we may be discussing. It's not so much whether it's a good idea. Rather, what will happen if you resist! The answer, I'm afraid, is that you'll become irrelevant, outside of time. It reminds me a lot of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man. Time is a very important theme in the book. So, the Kindle and iPod are machinations of controlling the individual. Man versus Machine(s). Now, smoke on that;) See you at work....

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