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.’”


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