Peter Kafka

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Rejoice! The Kindle Coughs Up Page Numbers

Even people who love their Kindles complain about one weird flaw in Amazon’s e-reader: It won’t tell you what page of the book you’re reading. I’ve always assumed this had to do with the fact that the ability to resize type makes “page” a tricky concept for the Kindle software. But that doesn’t matter anymore–Amazon says page numbers, along with other new features, are coming to the e-reader in a software update.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald