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May 7, 2016

Author, Poet and Associate Editor of TeleRead
 
Interview starts at 22:08 and ends at 43:10
 
This [Kindle Oasis] basically gives Amazon its BMW or its Mercedes Benz, which is a pretty powerful draw for the entire range. It has produced a very fine, high-end E Ink eBook reader which caters very well to really serious readers.
 
News
Amazon’s First Quarter earnings report - April 28, 2016
Motley Fool Money podcast on Amazon earnings - April 29, 2016 (Thanks to David Enzel for the link)
"Amazon was profitable for four quarters in a row" by Jason Del Rey at re/code - April 28, 2016
“Jeff Bezos Sells $671 Million of Amazon Stock in Biggest Sale Ever” by Aaron Pressman at Forune.com - May 6, 2016
“Jeff Bezos to personally match up to $1M in donations to Mary’s Place homeless nonprofit” by Todd Bishop at GeekWire - May 2, 2016
“Mary’s Place receives $2 million thanks to matching donations from Amazon’s Jeff Bezos” by John Knicely at KIRO7 - May 4, 2016
Mary’s Place link for Amazon wish list
“Video: Jeff Bezos at the White House promotes plan to hire 25,000 veterans and military spouses at Amazon” by Kurt Schlosser at GeekWire - May 5, 2016
Joining Forces web site
 
Tech Tip
How I am using Amazon Tap
 
Interview with Paul St John Mackintosh
Amazon Author’s Page and Facebook page
Project Gutenberg
The Musical Box of Wonders by Paul St John Mackintosh (paperback only) published by H. Harksen Producitons
Following is the complete text of the poem recited by Paul St John Mackintosh at the end of the interview:
 
   Mackintoshes
 
I’m writing this to tell my baby daughter
—who took my pen to chew just now—about her
rambunctious forebears, Papists or Dissenters,
before they were Glasgow artists or inventors:
nine hundred years of sanguinary glories,
blood-fuelled vendettas, feuding feudatories,
feral mosstroopers, breekless in the heather,
sleeping out plaid-wrapped through all Highland weather;
conveniently detained during Flodden,
second at Bannockburn, first at Culloden;
Jacobite malcontents, staunch in lost causes,
schooled by reverses and misfortune’s tawses;
clan wildcat totem for crest and supporters,
red lion, boar’s head, heart in hand, ship quarters;
proud bearings passed through gentleman and peasant,
from those ancestral mountains to the present
ludicrous days of raincoats and galoshes:
ferocious, feckless, fearless Mackintoshes.
 
Next Week’s Guest
Peter Korn, accessibility architect at Amazon
 
Music for my podcast is from an original Thelonius Monk composition named "Well, You Needn't." This version is "Ra-Monk" by Eval Manigat on the "Variations in Time: A Jazz Persepctive" CD by Public Transit Recording" CD. 
 
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