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December 2010

You Got Me All Fugazied

In the latest Curmudgeon’s Corner…

Sam and Ivan talk about:

  • New Used Car
  • Old New Car
  • Korea Situation
  • MS Store Update
  • Non iPad Tablets
  • Tech Turkeys
  • Exponential Growth Forever

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Kindle Ratio for 1 Dec 2010: 70%

Yet another update of the percentage of the last 20 books I have read which are available on Kindle as of right after I wrote the post about Shadow of the Hegemon. That book was available on Kindle, the one that fell off the 20 was not, and none of the ones in between changed status, so the percentage goes up from 65% to 70%. For reference:

  1. YES – Shadow of the Hegemon
  2. NO – The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
  3. YES – Ender’s Shadow
  4. YES – The Elegant Universe
  5. YES – Children of the Mind
  6. NO – Introduction to Algorithms
  7. YES – Xenocide
  8. YES – The Geography of Bliss
  9. YES – Speaker for the Dead
  10. NO – First Break all the Rules
  11. YES – Ender’s Game
  12. YES – Until the Sea Shall Free Them
  13. YES – Foucoult’s Pendulum
  14. YES – Java The Complete Reference
  15. NO – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  16. YES – The Audacity of Hope
  17. NO – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  18. NO – Data Mining
  19. YES – The Children of Hurin
  20. YES – Dreams from my Father