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Jul 27, 2008

On this debut episode of The Kindle Chronicles, the "What's on Your Kindle?" interview is with The Onion's web-and-election wizard Baratunde Thurston, a comedian and blogger who offers great suggestions for a wished-for social network capability for the Kindle, and how the device has changed the way he reads.  Here is some of what's on Baratunde's Kindle:

The Scar by China Mieville
Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations by Clay Shirky
The Daily Kos
The Huffington Post
The New York Times

Also in this episode, News of rumors of a new Kindle in October, a Tech Tip for changing the images on your screen in sleep mode, and a Kindle Quote from Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Music for the podcast is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording, courtesy of IODA Promonet.

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Photo of Baratunde Thurston reading his Kindle on the subway is courtesy of Silicon Alley Insider.

Mary Black
over ten years ago

I can tell that Baratunde Rafiq Thurston is an American comedian based in Boston and New York City. He is a graduate of Sidwell Friends School and a cum laude graduate of Harvard University. As part of Laughing Liberally, Thurston emceed the YearlyKos convention in 2006 and also appeared in 2007. Thurston has contributed to the Huffington Post and the Weekly Dig. More recently Thurston has become a semi-regular panelist on the podcast this Week in Tech with Leo Laporte. He is writing his fourth book, due in early 2011, entitled How To Be Black, to be published by HarperCollins.

almost thirteen years ago

I really enjoyed your inaugural podcast. Keep it up! Esp the discussion about the future implications of the Kindle. Great first interview!