The podcasting book is on the presses and should be out quite soon (they may even have my name up on Amazon soon), and IMN just put up a new podcast episode as well. Finally, I’m loading up the iPod with a bunch of new episodes for the Thanksgiving traveling season. It’s fun audio time all around. It’s kind of hard to get into the flow of “This American Life” unless you’re in the car for a good long time, so this might work out well.
I also just bought William Gibson’s “Spook Country” – tried waiting for the paperback, but I just couldn’t make it. Couldn’t wait for the Kindle, either. The addition of WiFi and the stature of Amazon to back this new device are intriguing developments, but I’m not sure the consumer adoption of the iPod has opened the door wide enough for a better, faster eReader. Hell, I was trying to dodge $10 for a hardcover. The $400 price tag is a bit much to justify, especially when I deal with folks every day who print off e-mail and PowerPoint presentation because they’d rather read them on paper.
This is another device that may take a generation to integrate, as folks get more used to reading off of a screen. And dealing with it when your book’s battery dies.