Wow, been a while. Here’s a healthy collection of links to make up for the last few weeks. And if you’re sick of my style, fear not: Nico is back and will be helming next week’s edition.
- Good news for Amazon and bad news for everyone who wanted one in 2009, the Nook has apparently been delayed until January 11. Sony’s having trouble getting stuff out the door for the holidays too. The second ereaders started running Android we all saw it coming: the rise of the clones… and clones… and clones… and clones. The Nook and the Alex showed a fair bit of innovation this (next) year, so lets hope other companies keep up with experimentation and competition–or at least something not-white.
- Amazon added pdf support to their Kindle, and there might be a large scale software upgrade on the way. After surely catching a lot of flak for not, Barnes & Noble will be accepting gift cards for ebook purchases. Here’s a creative use of the iPhone for interactive books. Step aside Tom Waits, ecomics are big in Japan; Sony even stuck an ecomic reader on their PSP firmware. Smashwords bought indie publisher BookHabit and formed an alliance (oooh) with Shortcovers. And…this week in stupid names: iMagz.
- Three years from now in London: will the Cloud be cool or stupid? Right now in NY: I think these hamster pictures are hilarious. Dads in Short Shorts is currently my favorite blog.
- For videos, Pigeon Impossible is a really cool animation (which I won’t embed here because it’s better when bigger). Also, check out this cool, literary video: