Microposts

Microposts from Twitter on 2008-08-05

  • @jmoriarty For big laptops, I’ve used and loved a Kensington Saddlebag Pro for years. It’s great. For netbooks, the Timbuk2 Metro looks good #
  • @jmoriarty @tersteeg I too am a big fan of Crumpler bags. When I replace my “main” bag, it’ll be Crumpler. They watch Twitter, too! :-) #
  • @bljarv Mother’s Bistro, Mama Mia, Jake’s Famous Crawfish are some of my favorites. La Terraza is OK – food’s not that great, though. #
  • @bljarv Jake’s is kind of spendy, but it’s the best food I’ve had in Portland. #
  • @bljarv Never been to Jakes Grill, but the food is probably the same. Now that you mention it, McCormick & Schmick’s (1st/Oak) is good, too. #
  • For people who say they have no interest in Amazon’s Kindle, how many books do you buy in a year? Want to measure readers vs non-readers. #
  • @smb Buy or read, I should have said. #
  • Kindle followup: for you book lovers, why NOT a Kindle? Price? The “feel” of dead tree books? Wouldn’t you love to replace the bulk? #
  • I’m not trying to be a Kindle salseman. Just trying to understand reasons. Need to own/hold physical book is high. But why? Hmm… #
  • @robertbrook Good point about not being able to borrow/give away on Kindle. Amazon argues that lower book prices offset that. Do you agree? #
  • @Jerry_Makare Wow. Powell’s must love people like you (and me – I still buy a lot there, even with my Kindle). #
  • @chrisorourke Yeah, backlight would be nice. I’ve been pleasantly surprised at how well a book light (like the one Amazon recommends) works. #
  • @tlockney See, I HATE the bulk of books. It’s uncomfortable. It limits how many I can carry on my person. I’m glad to be free of the bulk :) #
  • @sarahgilbert re: each book a gift – a nice way to look at it. There are still books that, for me, are physical totems. More than the words. #
  • @chrisorourke Yes, needing a book light is kind of silly. But I went for months without one, Now I don’t bug my wife with the light on. ๐Ÿ˜‰ #
  • @fiveforefun I decided on the Timbuk2 Metro bag, but haven’t ordered yet. #
  • To sum up “anti-Kindle” reasons: DRM is evil, no lending, no bulk/smell, upfront price, gadget stigma, no backlight, not unique like a book. #
  • I postulate that people who love the Kindle are those who are willing to sacrifice the tangible experience of books to absorb more content. #
  • @jezlyn I bought Breaking Dawn on my Kindle at 9:02 PM PST Saturday night (2 minutes after launch). About 75% through it. No spoilers! ๐Ÿ˜‰ #
  • Thank you all for this awesome Kindle discussion. This is why I love my network of people on Twitter/FriendFeed! :-) You all rock! #
  • @bikehugger The eReader and Stanza book apps for iPhone are VERY good, with tons of pay and free books. Re-reading Snow Crash on my phone :) #
  • @jezlyn Yeah, I’d have been done with it in a day if real life didn’t intrude so often. I’m loving it so far. Lots of surprises. #
  • @unclenate @jstogdill Books/shelves as self-expression are important. I do a LOT of that. You should see my cube/house. :-) #
  • @blaircook You should totally do a tweetup at IDF. I won’t be there, but check with @annierodkins or @jmoriarty. I bet they’re game! #
  • Let’s turn this around a little. If you have and love a Kindle, WHY do you love it? Carrying lots of books? Online store? Searching? Web? #
  • Here are a few of my reasons for loving Kindle: carrying TONS of books in my pocket, searching them all, looking stuff up on Wikipedia, etc. #
  • I love that I was able to get a new. popular book (Breaking Dawn) from my hotel room on the beach without going to a store at midnight. #
  • @JoshProStar But you CAN do all those social media things on a Kindle: feeds, Twitter, etc. It’s not perfect, but it works in a pinch. #
  • I love that there are TONS of free books out there (Creative Commons, Feedbooks, Manybooks, Gutenberg, etc.). I’ve got dozens on my Kindle. #
  • @JoshProStar That’s what your iPhone is for (easier). ๐Ÿ˜‰ #
  • @unclenate re: dangers of digitizing everything – Have you read Vinge’s “Rainbow’s End”? It looks at that in detail. Bought on my Kindle ๐Ÿ˜‰ #
  • @JoshProStar AT&T store should let you order one, have it shipped to store, and give it to you when it arrives. I know several who did that. #
  • Anybody going to SIGGRAPH next week? Want to come to an Intel lunch with some Larrabee big wigs? Drop me a line. Couple of spots left. :-) #
  • @annierodkins I’m thinking more external folks – bloggers, tech writers, etc. who want more info on Larrabee. #
  • @chartier I thought the 802.11n Airport Extreme DID support Time Machine backups to attached disks, with the latest firmware update? Hmm. #
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