On the current controversy about the Kindle’s text-to-speech; I twittered my thoughts about it, because stuff like this I normally twitter. Why? Because the chance for interactivity is greater, with all the fresh URLs, talking points, and so on. It’s like blogging, but people can interrupt while I’m blogging, and inspire other thoughts based from that.
On the other hand, Twitter’s archive is about as dependable as GMail running every single time you need it, so here are the tweets once more—with relevant extra links and side conversation included.
But before the tweets, this all started with:
- Author’s Guild claims text-to-speech software is illegal
- “Kindle Swindle?” editorial rant by the New York Times ((Yeah, you don’t get to be in the pageset slideshow, NYT, because you destructively redirect.))
- Dan Moren responds in Macworld
- John Scalzi responds
- Cory Doctorow responds
- Neil Gaiman responds
- Jason Pinter responds to Neil Gaiman
- Wil Wheaton responds (bonus mp3 demo of text-2-speech versus human voice)
- Jamais Cascio on DRML and text-to-speech
- Lucienne Diver responds
- John Scalzi rebuts DRML (and more)
- Jeremiah Tolbert responds
Beneath the cut, my thoughts, in Twitter form, and also mostly ordered from oldest to newest (rather than the other way around on Twitter); tweets may be re-ordered for clarity.