Len Edgerly

Editor Chris Meadows on e-books, DRM, and lots else—for Kindle Chronicles podcast

By David Rothman
August 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

Chris Meadows, our new editor, spoke out on e-books, DRM, TeleRead and lots else this week, as a guest on The Kindle Chronicles podcast. Hosted by Len Edgerly, TKC is one of my favorite podcasts. Editor-in-Chief Juli Monroe has been on twice (here and here). A veteran e-booker, Chris goes back to [...]

E-books vs. paper: Psychologist Krystine Batcho is more open minded than many academics

By David Rothman
June 7, 2015 // 6 Comments

Yes, toddlers fare better with paper books, which they can feel. But don’t knock e-books. Skeptics would do well to spend a week on E before giving up on it. Even older people can make the leap. Their brains are still plastic enough to adjust. That’s the word from Krystine Batcho, a professor [...]

Kindle Fire HDs apparently can’t change line spacing …

By libertyc
September 17, 2012 // 7 Comments

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 [...]

How I turned my Kindle Fire HD from a cash register and billboard into a good machine for an e-book lover

By libertyc
September 16, 2012 // 1 Comment

H.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 [...]

All the News that Bashes Amazon, by Len Edgerly

By libertyc
April 16, 2012 // 11 Comments

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 [...]

Len Edgerly interviews editor of NY Times Book Review: he uses a Kindle

By libertyc
April 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

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 [...]

The Wolf Hall Tournament of Ereaders by Len Edgerly – 4 ereaders compared

By libertyc
August 16, 2010 // 18 Comments

Notice Len’s comments about lack of DRM interoperability – the fact that the books are “Epub” doesn’t mean [...]

Video review of the Alex by Len Edgerly

By libertyc
May 6, 2010 // 2 Comments

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 [...]

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