kindle for iphone: first impressions

March 4, 2009

I was excited to hear about the Kindle for iPhone app that Amazon released today. I downloaded it the first chance I had to see how it would work. On the plus side, it is free. Hard to beat that. It was easy to set up. Once installed, I logged in and could see all […]

hands on with the kindle 2

February 25, 2009

Yesterday, brown trucks across the country began delivering the streamlined Kindle 2 to delighted readers and gadget freaks. I got my hands on one late yesterday and have had some time to play with it. As an owner of the previous Kindle, I had a number of immediate impressions. First off, let me say that […]

kindle 2: worth the upgrade?

February 10, 2009

I’ve been using an Amazon Kindle for over a year…most readers know that since I mentioned it as recently as last week. The announcement about Kindle 2 captured my attention, and like most current Kindle owners, I’m wondering if an upgrade would be worthwhile. Here are my considerations, based on the feature difference between the […]

creative tools: hardware

February 2, 2009

In the early days of this site, I ran a small series of posts called Workflow Tools. Over a year has passed, and enough has changed that an updated series is in order. I’ll begin with hardware again, but the software post will be spread over two different posts related to software usage. If I […]

revisiting the kindle

October 9, 2008

It has been nine months since I received my Amazon Kindle. It has been a great device, and I blogged some initial thoughts here, as well a post on Creativityist about how it has been helpful for research. While the Kindle has been a convenient way to read literature, both classics and contemporary, it’s main […]

christ the lord: the road to cana

March 25, 2008

Anne Rice is living out my dream. I’ll cede it to her — she is more qualified. Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana is the second book in her historical fiction series about Jesus. In it, she combines historical Jesus research and fiction writing, and therefore two of my dreams/passions. I think I enjoyed […]

some love for my kindle

March 10, 2008

While traveling the past few weeks, I read The Starfish and the Spider for a research project I have due later this month. I read it on my Amazon Kindle. The Kindle experience is turning out to be all I hoped it would — other than having to turn it off for takeoff and landing. […]

workflow tools: hardware

January 14, 2008

I am a technophile. Technology can either be a tool that streamlines our workflow process, or it can be a distraction that slows us down. I experience both. All the time. But my love of technology convinces me that the streamlining surpasses the distraction. When Amazon launched the Kindle a few months ago, Jeff Bezos […]