The Kindle Chronicles

A weekly podcast about the Kindle and eBooks with in-depth conversations with guests--authors, technology experts, book industry analysts, Amazon execs, educators, agents, readers, and more.


TKC 548 James McQuivey

Vice President and Principal Analyst at Forrester Research Interview starts at 13:04 and ends at 51:49 “We don’t want to be constantly wired. We don’t want brain implants. We just want the ability to get information and communication when we need it and the way we need it. Amazon is essentially saying, ‘in your car, on your ear, in your pocket? Sure. In your environment, your home. We’re just going to thread all this together, so that you can use it when you need it, and it just disappears in the background when you don’t.’” Links “Is Amazon Unstoppable?” by Charles Duhigg at The New Yorker - October 10, 2019 “Jeff Bezos’s Master Plan” by Franklin Foer at The Atlantic - November, 2019 Amazon Fire HD 10 (2019) vs. Fire HD 10 (2017) by Simon Hill at Digital Trends - October 7, 2019 All-new Kindle Kids Edition ($110) at - Available October 30, 2019 Kindle with Audible Narration books List of 10,000+ Whispersync for Voice-enabled books for children ages 9-12 IndieWire review of “Jexi” - October 11, 2019 Oura heartrate monitor ring LOOMO personal robot - $1,799 at Neal Stephenson’s author page at Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel and Reamde: A Novel by Neal Stephenson The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe Apollo by Catherine Bly Cox and Charles Murray Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named "Well, You Needn't." This version is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording" CD.  Please Join the Kindle Chronicles group at Goodreads! Click here to enable my daily Morning Journal flash briefing at the Alexa Skills store. You will then hear each day’s entry by saying, “Alexa, what’s new?” Right-click here and then click "Save Link As..." to download the audio to your computer, phone, or MP3 player.


 2019-10-12  52m