Category: Books

A Chat With Brad Stone, Author of “The Everything Store”

As part of our tech book club, I’m thrilled to present an interview with seasoned journalist Brad Stone, author of “The Everything Store”, a book on the genesis of Amazon, and its vivacious founder, Jeff Bezos. The book is detailed, enthralling, and even a bit controversial, which makes it an awesome subject for an interview. Coming Up: “I was deluded enough to think Amazon...




Tech Book Club #1: The everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

Sometimes we need something a bit more in-depth than a 500 word blog post, or a magazine, so I’ve decided to start an online book club, and you’re invited! Today, I’m unveiling our first book club book, “The Everything Store”, by  Brad Stone. Read it now, and next month, we’re going to find something cool for us to do with the book (maybe an interview...




Review: Oyster – the Netflix of books

Recently I reached out to a young company called Oyster, about demoing their new service. Their website boldly claims “Read unlimited books. Just $9.95 a month”, so being a reader, I was naturally excited about the prospects of not having to pay $10 a month to read a couple of books. Unfortunately Oyster faces the same flaw that every content-driven startup faces. They can’t...




Forget 3D Printing… Print an Entire paperback book (Photo Tour)

How many times have you gone to a book store, only to find they didn’t have the book you needed? What if they could just print up a new copy for you, instead of shipping one from another store, and you could walk out 20 minutes later with a book? This technology exists, and it’s made it into about a dozen bookstores and colleges...




Do You Really own your Music, Books, etc, or are you just renting them?

Over the summer, a potential lawsuit created some controversy by bringing to light an Apple policy saying that music was not transferable, and dies with you. It can’t be bequeathed. When you die, your music is gone, and you can’t bequeath it. That was frustrating to some, but this new detail is just ridiculous. Barnes and Noble’s policy and system only allow you to use your...