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Apr 13, 2018

Creator of the Kindle Classroom Project

Interview starts at 15:29 and ends at 43:19

“I don’t think that the Kindle makes reading any more fun, but a lot of students--especially 9th Grade boys who have been turned off of reading, they get a Kindle, and the Number One thing that they do is they bump up that text size, because they don’t like it to be so small, so they can really feel like they’re achieving as a reader. Even though the book takes the same amount of time to read, they feel they are making more progress through the pages.”

News

Amazon Device Sale for Prime Members

Amazon Key Home Kit on sale for up to $140 off

Cities eligible for Amazon Key delivery

The Essential W. S. Merwin (Paperback)

“Apple poaches ex-Amazon, HP executive for growing software team” by Mike Wuerthele at AppleInsider - April 6, 2018

Jon McCormack Linkedin profile

“Shhh...Alexa might be listening” by Alex Hern at The Guardian - April 11, 2018

U.S. Patent Application 20170323645 filed June 12, 2017 by Kiran K. Edara of Amazon Technologies Inc

“Alexa, Amazon’s virtual assistant, coming aboard ambulances” by Alana Levene at The Boston Globe - April 5, 2018

Tech Tip

“13 Amazon Echo Hacks to Get the Most Out of Alexa” by Jacob Kleinman at Mental Floss - April 6, 2018

Interview with Mark Isero

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Content

My notes and highlights at Goodreads for Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

Books in my Night Reading collection (mentioned in Tech Tip about Book Spinning):

The Joy of Love: Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia on Love in the Family by Pope Francis

Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha by Tara Brach

Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer by Richard Rohr

Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence by Esther Perel

Sherlock Holmes: The Ultimate Collection by Arthur Conan Doyle

My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer by Christian Wiman

Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life by Karen Armstrong

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

Next Week’s Guest

Hannah Howard, author of Feast: True Love in and out of the Kitchen, published on April 1, 2018 by the Little A imprint of Amazon Publishing

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 Perspective" CD by Public Transit Recording" CD.

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