Friday, February 18, 2011

Book Podcast of the Day

Why Cities Rock

Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier and Happier. By Edward Glaeser.

Loaning Electronic Books

Interesting feature on Amazon- I've always thought one disadvantage of electronic books is that you can't share a good book with your friends- still it has long way to go!

What happens after you loan this book?
When you click the "Send now" button, will send an e-mail to the recipient with your personalized message (if applicable). If the loan is not yet accepted within 7 days, it will automatically be returned to you. You will not be able to read this book while it is on loan.

Kindle needs lots of improvement

Go figure: Figure 1 below- which one is from Kindle and which one's from the book?

The book is Singapore's Success: Engineering Economic Growth by Henri Ghesquiere

Monday, February 7, 2011

Superior Autobiographical Memory

Lesley Stahl reports on the recently discovered phenomenon of "superior autobiographical memory," the ability to recall nearly every day of one's life

Issues with Amazon Kindle

Amazon's Kindle is great and terrible at the same time. I wish Amazon would improve the quality of diagrams and charts in the Kindle versions.

I have had some editions which crashes the PC version and some which can't be downloaded into iPhones. Amazon doesn't have easibly approachable customer service email on its website,