Archos 5 Internet Tablet Notes

October 23, 2009

It interests me as a current alternative to eInk devices (albeit for the, ahem, technically savvy), so from time to time I will plop a post in here with links to posts and stuff about it.

My current enchantment will most likely end once Dell releases the Streak — certainly in January when Apple announces the iTablet.

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eBook Notes For Friday October 23, 2009

October 23, 2009

Authors experiment with Twitterfiction

For Neil Gaiman, it began with a disconcerting image of a girl spoken to by her reflection in a mirror. For Melvin Burgess, it was a mother told by a passing elderly woman that her babies weren’t human. The two award-winning children’s authors have both begun to dabble in storytelling via Twitter, with Gaiman’s experiment on the micro-blogging site concluding today, but Burgess set to carry on tweeting.

Let’s not all forget writer Charlie Huston.

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Quote: Steve Haber Of Sony

October 23, 2009

The Future of Reading: Learning From the Past to Thrive in the Future

[T]he purchasing process for eBooks must be simple, ownership needs to be permanent, file standards should be universal, and devices should support public libraries so that everyone has access to free content.

He’ll be in Boston. This is what he looks like:


Bring your Sony Reader and a Sharpie. Have him autograph it.

Writer Jason Pinter On What Matters

October 23, 2009

Click = big (and readable!)

The Internet is a global reproach to the Tina Browns of this world.

This is why people are busy reading the Net instead of print.

The Internet gives people what they are interested in.

It’s too bad Suits too often equate “what people are interested in” with pandering.

Jason Pinter:

Prior to becoming a full time writer, Jason worked as a book editor for five years at three major publishing houses.

His website.