What a day. Here’s a rundown. Apple Announced iBooks2 and iBooks Author The news came, as expected from early rumors, Apple was going to revamp their eBooks to support more interactive elements. The software is nice, feeling a lot like a robust Keynote that outputs Epub files. I haven’t had time to dig through the [...]
Archive for January, 2012
Saw this on Techdirt the other day and figured I go ahead and reproduce it here since the creator is actively encouraging it. The idea is fairly simple, the patent has gotten so far away from its roots that it is now doing the exact opposite of what it was originally intended for – hindering [...]
I’m a fairly ardent media collector. My living room is walled by shelves which, from left to right, hold books, DVDs and CDs, each of which number in the hundreds of units. However, as bandwidth has dropped to near-zero cost*, I have taken to streaming music. At first, streaming was just a means to listen [...]
Got the January GoodReads newsletter today, and as per usual, I scrolled through the new releases by genre only to be let down by what is currently being passed off as “fantasy.” Skim these and meet me on the other side: Shadow Heir by Richelle Mead From the description, “The uneasy truce between her and [...]
Found this little statement while reading Techdirt, and I think it does a wonderful job articulating both the power of conjunctions and their means to placate while seemingly facilitate. “Anything you say before but in a political statement doesn’t count.” We can even scrap the word political and it still makes sense. “That’s a really [...]
The third rail is the subway rail which carries electricity. You’re not supposed to touch it. Similarly, content on websites are frequently arranged into vertical columns, which are referred to as “rails”. Usually, you’ll have a content rail, and a side rail full of links and ads and what not. Lately, however, since publishers are [...]
“You were in the army. Did you ever learn a trick for opening a can when you don’t have a can opener?” “Yeah. Do you have a bayonet?” “No…” “Well, that was the trick.” In the end, the solution is to just use a knife.