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Kindle Fire HDs apparently can’t change line spacing …
September 17, 2012 | 12:10 pm

Kindle Fire HD tablets apparently can’t change line spacing when you’re reading an e-book. Is this part of a consumer-hostile niching initiative by Amazon to high-pressure my fellow Kindle addicts into buying more than one gizmo? Yes, I suspect—if we consider similar disappointments, such as the omission of sound in the Paperwhite E Ink reader line. Separately, it appears that at least for now, Amazon won’t offer a text-to-speech upgrade for owners of the original Fire (above photo). Let’s speak up and change that! Big thanks to Andrea for nailing this one down, and I hope other LibraryCity community participants will also raise usability issues with Amazon in a civil...

How I turned my Kindle Fire HD from a cash register and billboard into a good machine for an e-book lover
September 16, 2012 | 10:37 am

menckenH.L. Mencken, the American iconoclast, depicted Puritanism as “the haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.” Could the same idea apply to the killjoys at Amazon who so cruelly made the $199 Amazon Kindle Fire HD less of an e-book machine and more of a billboard and cash register? Granted, many readers might not object because the Web has inured them to obnoxious huckstery of just the kind that H.L. hated. And they won’t miss the apps now AWOL from the Fire’s marketplace, such as the OverDrive software to read free e-books from libraries, because they never used them in the first place. But I myself do care. Unless the...

All the News that Bashes Amazon, by Len Edgerly
April 16, 2012 | 9:59 am

NYTimes Kindle 222x300 I love The New York Times and am a loyal subscriber to its Kindle version. But honestly. Are all of the Times’s objective, hard-hitting journalists in the pockets of New York publishers? When you scan the prestigious addresses of the five Defendant Publishers listed in the Department of Justice’s antitrust complaint, they are all in the same Manhattan borough as the Gray Lady, if I have my New York geography right. So when David Carr or Julie Bosman or David Streitfeld report a story involving a company located 2,900 miles from Manhattan, maybe it’s not surprising that they tend to favor...

Len Edgerly interviews editor of NY Times Book Review: he uses a Kindle
April 24, 2011 | 8:23 pm

Download Got this email from Len.  Haven't had time to listen to the interview, but I certainly will during the week: Paul, I had an informative interview with Tanenhaus about how he sees the e-book revolution from his vantage point as editor of the New York Times Book Review.  The interview is about a half an hour, in the latest episode of The Kindle Chronicles, released last night. I interviewed him on 4/15 by Skype and phone. It turns out he's been reading on a Kindle for two years, mainly for books he uses in researching his own books, because he values the...

Len Edgerly looks at the Kindle 2 and 3 browsers
August 26, 2010 | 9:06 am

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Len Edgerly reviews the Kindle 3
August 23, 2010 | 10:10 am

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The Wolf Hall Tournament of Ereaders by Len Edgerly – 4 ereaders compared
August 16, 2010 | 5:38 pm

Notice Len's comments about lack of DRM interoperability - the fact that the books are "Epub" doesn't mean anything!!...

Video review of the Alex by Len Edgerly
May 6, 2010 | 7:00 am

The Reading Edge Podcast, by Len Edgerly, does a video of the Ale ereader. In the video the Nook is running the new 1.3 operating software: ...