Archive for February, 2011

Apps on my Torch

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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 (http://www.zweitausendeins.de/ ) have a DVD with a large eBook-Library in different formats on sale, lot of German (and other Classics): http://www.zweitausendeins.de/redaktionelles/?thema=181208#B4

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…”

http://the99percent.com/articles/6973/Francis-Ford-Coppola-On-Risk-Money-Craft-Collaboration