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Resolution52 Goes Kindle 2.

February 17th, 2009

Fairly big news for those following Resolution52. This week my lovely wife graciously signed off on a new Kindle 2. I’m excited. And apprehensive. February 26th it should be in my hands. I bought my last two paper-based books for a while this week. Another Gladwell, and another Comm. They should be here tomorrow. After that, I imagine it will all be digital for the next little while.

When I started this little resolution I imagined myself 10 1/2 months from now standing next to a stack of 50+ books with an immense feeling of satisfaction and stick-to-itiveness. Now I’ll just have to imagine the stack, as only 9 books may be there.

I’ve wanted a Kindle for some time now, being a avid reader I was intrigued by this device. But I was always stuck on the idea of having a library full of books that I can walk into. Now, I have a feeling of de-cluttering my life and making things a little easier for me. The Kindle fits nicely into this new philosophy.

I’ll always have my Delicious Library bookshelves.

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Divide & Conquer – Book 1 “Born Digital”

January 1st, 2009

A little daunting. Just a little. I was up until 3am finishing up my “warmup” book. All told I read 108 pgs yesterday while still trying to get work in and celebrating with friends. I was beat by the time I finished.

Now I’m starting “Born Digital”, and this morning when I woke up I wondered when I would have the time to read, how far I could get, and if I could finish this by next Thursday. So I decided to break the week into page chunks. 45 pgs/day doesn’t seem so bad. So I ran to Office Depot and bought these little “flags”, divided the book into 7 roughly equal parts, glanced at what I had done, and released a sigh of relief. This doesn’t look to hard…(I say to myself).

Born Digital – Understanding The First Generation of Digital Natives.

Based on extensive original research, including interviews with Digital Natives around the world, Born Digital explores a broad range of issues , from the highly philosophical to the purely practical: What does identity mean for young people who have dozens of online profiles and avatars? Should we worry about privacy issues – or is privacy even a relevant concern for Digital Natives? How does the concept of safety translate into an increasingly virtual world? Are online games addictive, and how do we need to worry about violent video games? What is the Internet’s impact on creativity and learning? What lies ahead – socially, professionaly, and psychologically – for this generation?

Authors, Books, Born Digital, John Palfrey & Urs Gasser, Lit Hacks