Archive for February, 2011

Apps on my Torch

Essential Kindle Tools

Maybe you have seen my Tweet, but if not, I got myself an Amazon Kindle before Christmas, a Kindle 3 with WLAN/3G.

There is a lot of books to be downloaded from Amazon, but almost nothing in Germany.

Some tools that can help you with bringing content to the Kindle:

And yes, the Kindle can read PDFs, but will render them page by page which is in many cases impossible when you want to read longer stuff.

Zweitausendeins in Germany ( ) have a DVD with a large eBook-Library in different formats on sale, lot of German (and other Classics):

Mixed Tape 37 “Full Spectrum” is out

Great interview with Francis Ford Coppola

I like this quote best, but the rest is also worthwhile reading:

“In the old days, 200 years ago, if you were a composer, the only way you could make money was to travel with the orchestra and be the conductor, because then you’d be paid as a musician. There was no recording. There were no record royalties. So I would say, “Try to disconnect the idea of cinema with the idea of making a living and money.” Because there are ways around it.”

Volker would say: “Repeat after me…”