eBooks are great: they’re convenient, fast, and enable you to carry an entire library around in your pocket. But there’s at least one way that paper books can do which ebooks can’t and that is tell everyone around you what you’re reading. Thanks to the Onion, that’s no longer an issue. Continue reading
Starting on Monday, he is releasing a new music video each day for each of the 8 songs on the album. Yesterday’s video is of particular interest to grammar nazis as well as anyone frustrated by spelling and grammar errors online. Continue reading
Earlier today I had the misfortune to write 3 different posts on the Amazon-Hachette contract dispute. I’m sure not everyone wanted to read that much about that particular topic in such a short period of time, but it couldn’t be helped.
Since I can’t unwrite the posts, let me make up for them with a palate cleanser. For your enjoyment, here is a video of a kitten playing on an iPad: Continue reading
The New York Times reported yesterday that Amazon appears to also be in conflict Warner brothers. Amazon is reportedly responding to a contract dispute with Warner Brothers by removing the pre-order buttons from movies produced or distributed by that studio: Continue reading
Late night talk show host Stephen Colbert weighed in on the Amazon Hachette contract dispute earlier this week, and with his usual droll wit he both managed to confuse the issue and make Amazon look the bully. Continue reading
The inevitable Downfall parody video for the Amazon Hachette contract dispute.
Depending on your viewpoint, this video will either have you nodding your head in agreement that Amazon really is that evil and powerful, or the video might remind you just how some of Amazon’s detractors (Stross, Patterson, and others) sound. Continue reading
As the Amazon Hachette contract dispute enters its Nth round this week Charles Stross weighed in and he is perturbed. Mr Stross is published by Orbit Books (a Hachette imprint) so naturally he is a tad biased in how he views the current situation.
Nevertheless, I think he missed a few important details. Continue reading
Me neither, but if the resulting cyberpunk cartoon looked anything like the clip created by Nacho Punch, I would tune in for a few episodes.
In the following clip you’ll find many cyberpunk themes, including hacking, robots, a futuristic version of Diagon Alley, neo-Hogwarts, Cyber-Wizards, and a ripping good story. Continue reading