Crescent Magazine

Thanks to Taft Matney for this note about The Outspokin’ Cyclist in the new Crescent magazine. “As South Carolina’s larger cities work to make traffic flow more friendly and attractive for bicycles, Phillip Barron’s new book offers itself as a cyclist’s encouraging companion,” … Continue reading

E-readers in the classroom

Earlier this summer, I contributed a media review to the journal Transformations as part of an issue dedicated to teaching digital media. The issue is not yet available electronically (JSTOR and other digital journal vendors are sometimes required to release … Continue reading

academics with ereaders: results of survey

With 75 responses so far, here’s a peak at the results of the survey. If you have not yet voiced your opinion on whether ereaders are ready for academic use, please take the survey. Note: if any of the graphs … Continue reading

From Sony Reader to Amazon Kindle

This is an update to previous posts in which I explained why, when I decided to step into the ereader market, I originally chose the Sony Reader. [original articles 1, 2] After a bad experience with both the Reader itself … Continue reading

Build your own periodical

Scott McLemee, the Intellectual Affairs blogger at Inside Higher Ed, recently shared with readers his method for saving articles he finds online to his e-reader. The idea, as he explains, is to take advantage of your e-reader’s strengths (text display, … Continue reading

The Dead Women of Juárez, by Robert Andrew Powell

The Dead Women of Juárez by Robert Andrew Powell My rating: 2 of 5 stars Once I had the patience to figure out how to strip the DRM from a Kindle Single so that I can read long-form journalism on … Continue reading

Why I chose the Sony Reader instead of a Kindle

UPDATE: I have since sold the Reader and moved on to the Kindle. Read why. While living in Ecuador last year, I realized the appeal of ebooks. To play on ZipCar‘s motto, ebooks are books when you want them, where … Continue reading