On Monday Amazon premiered a new Kindle commercial during Good Morning America. The ad (above) portrays two individuals trying to read poolside – one on an iPad and one on the new Kindle.  The essence of the commercial touts the relative readability of Kindle’s e-ink display in direct sunlight.     Commentary (for example: here and […]

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Yesterday Apple introduced Ping in iTunes 10.  As Jobs described it, Ping is “a social network for music. It’s like Facebook and Twitter meet iTunes. It’s all about music.”  As Jobs explained, “Ping is for social music discovery. You can follow people and you can be followed. Most artists will hold their hand up and […]

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E-Readers aren’t a hardware story. E-Readers are a distribution story. E-Readers are one means to an end. They are about digital goods not devices

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Last week I spoke at that the Digital Media Conference where I shared some of the following thoughts on connectivity and Internet accessible devices. The number of devices connecting to the Web via cellular, wireless, or wired connections continues to proliferate. But many of these devices frame the value of connection within a historical context. […]

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I’m often asked why I only have “two opinions.”  In fact, for those who know me well, they will be quick to point out that I have dozens of opinions on a myriad of topics. President Truman was credited with asking for a one-armed economist, an economist with only one opinion.  “I’m always looking for a one-armed […]

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