Episode 61: The Ebook Babble

Feb 6, 2010 by

Bookbabble Episode 61: The Ebook Babble
Recorded 25 Jan 2010
Babblers: Bjorn, Donny with guest Umapagan Ampikaipakan

Synopsis:

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The guys talk about Apple’s impending announcement of their supposed tablet device (which we now know as the Apple iPad) and its supposed killer ebook-reader features, and the ebook industry in general.  Bjorn taps into his experience in the ebook industry for this one.

Note: This show was recorded several days before the announcement by Apple on Jan 27 2010.  Also, this is another episode where we jumped in without introductions at the start.

Show Length: 52:51 mins

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Bookbabble Episode 56: Cultural Imperialism and Adam West

Dec 24, 2009 by

Bookbabble Episode 56: Cultural Imperialism and Adam West

Recorded 7 Dec 2009
Babblers: Bjorn, Renee, Donny

Synopsis:

This is one weird, psychedelic episode.  We all came out of this one wondering what had happened.  How is this episode any different from the previous episodes, then, you may ask?  Well, among the stuff we covered: 70s/80s American TV series, Twilight/New Moon, how soon till the next Harry Potter-like phenomenon, export of popular culture from US and what Sweden and Malaysia thought of it in the early 80s, King’s Under the Dome, why Pride and Prejudice and Zombies isn’t as bad as it sounds.  Also, when Bjorn is hungry, he likes BRAAAAAAAAINS.

Note: The book Donny was trying to remember when he brought up the Jane Austen mashups was Mansfield Park and Mummies.

Show Length: 1:38:50 mins

Adam West as Batman!

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Jeff Bezos on the Daily Show

Mar 28, 2009 by

This isn’t new by a longshot, but here’s a clip from Jon Stewart’s Daily Show where he interviews Jeff Bezos to talk about Gem’s all time favourite device in the whole wide world, the Kindle 2.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart M – Th 11p / 10c
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Kindle 2.0 Released

Feb 9, 2009 by

Sold for $359, the new Kindle is available now here.  Here is a quick list of new features:

  • New slimmer design
  • Better display with 16 shades of gray (previously 4)
  • 25% better battery life
  • 2GB storage space
  • Text-to-speech functionality
  • Whispersync – allows you to ‘switch devices seamlessly while reading a book – change devices, and the other Kindle knows what page you were on.’

Check out the news in Mashable, and there’s a live blog over at Crave.

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Bookbabble Episode 9: Iamb What Iamb – The Iambic Pentametre, that is.

Jun 13, 2008 by

Bookbabble Episode 9: Iamb What Iamb – The Iambic Pentametre, that is.
Recorded 13 June 2008
Babblers: Lars, Gem, Donny

Synopsis:
The babblers talk poems!  An incredibly well-thought out podcast, filled with deliberate ponderings and critical analysis of the artform this episode is most certainly NOT.  Favourite poems get recited, emotions and thoughts that accompany them are shared.  Tidbits include a syair recital, a cheeky piece by Lars, serious one by Gem, an original by Donny, and a poetry textbook by Stephen Fry.  Also, the guys bring exciting ebook news to diehard ebook fan Gem.

Show Length:  45:24 mins

Special Note: Delicate ears should not listen at 2 points in the podcast, at the 42nd and 44th second mark.

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