Thoughts on Kindle Annotation

Tue 19 February 2008

Based in the S3 Cloud (of course).

Every book has a unique Wiki based on ISBN.

You annotate via a Kindle-browser-friendly blogging engine.

You can view threads chronologically (normal blog view) or if they incorporate references to Kindle "positions," they can be threaded by location in the book.

Server-side stuff is easy enough; Kindle-friendly blogging editor/display reasonable; barrier to entry is difficulty getting from Kindle reading to Kindle browser (Home -> Experimental -> Web -> Bookmark). Also, positional permalink should be easy but will be hard ("Remember your position in the Kindle book" H->E->W->B -> Note Editor, add text, enter position in field).

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Also, links ought to be two-way ("Read Now" ought to open that page in Kindle), but impossible with current firmware:

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