The trio talked about two media personalities who died over the weekend: Walter Cronkite and author Frank McCourt. They discussed their work and their legacies, particularly Cronkite’s contribution to broadcast journalism and whether anyone has taken up his mantle. Amanda, Matt and Jason agreed that no current broadcaster has the same kind of authority that Cronkite brought to his work.
They also discussed the news that Amazon.com had deleted unauthorized copies of George Orwell books from Kindle e-readers over the weekend. The news exposes a weakness in the Kindle’s network, and brings up worrisome questions about what sort of information Amazon can access through the devices, including personal and private information about the users. Jason discussed some other devices that rival the Kindle, and promised to provide updates as they become available.
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