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Does Amazon Have the Whole Enchilada?

April 2, 2011

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For those who have read my musings for some time, you’ll know that I use a lot of Amazon services. I have purchased music from Amazon for many years.  Why would I use Amazon’s music service when iTunes owned the market?  Because I really believe in competition.  And I really believe in good prices.  And […]

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What’s On Your Home Screen

September 6, 2010

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Now that I have a smartphone of my very own, it’s time to highlight what is on my home screen.  But before I do that, I need to note how I got the screen capture. For those who have rooted their system, the process of a screen capture is quite simple.  But for those who […]

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Calibre, With Coverflow?

July 3, 2010

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Over the past year, I have slowly (but inexorably) become more and more excited by e-books.  I think the real turning point came when my wife gave me a Kindle for Christmas (and my mother-in-law gave me a generous gift certificate at Amazon).  This post won’t be about e-books, e-book formats or even portable readers, […]

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To Amazon: Sharing is Social

June 22, 2010

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I just finished reading Adrian Kingsley-Hughes’ recent post about the recent e-reader price wars.  His basic premise is that Amazon and B&N have already lost to the Apple juggernaut.  I really disagree with Adrian. While his logic is fine, I really think that his conclusion is erroneous – or at lest premature. The real question is […]

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