Democratic Caucus

If the November elections are anything like the Democratic caucus I just attended, it will really be something. Turnout was 4-5x the 100 or so expected and the workers ran out of Democratic party registration forms. There was lots of visible support for Obama (native son, true) and none for Hillary.

If Obama gets the nomination and can somehow bring out the disenfranchised … well, wouldn’t that be something.

Thoughts on Kindle Annotation

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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