Daily Archives: August 18, 2012

Ads In Books: 1884

We think ads in books is a New Thing.

Broken Toys, a novel by Anna Caroline Steele, was published in 1884.

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The Leisure Hour: 1904

The Leisure Hour, page 689:

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Tweet Of The Month

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Occupy Wall Street: August 18, 2012

Photos taken today, Saturday August 18, 2012. Resampled and resized to VGA.

Despite tweets earlier this week that the Trinity Whore Church sleep protesters were being evicted, they were there this morning:

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J&R’s Weird HP Window Display

Photos taken today, Saturday August 18, 2012. Resampled and resized to VGA.

J&R was closed at the time, so the security gate is in the pictures.

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Gas Prices Go Up Again

Photo taken today, Saturday August 18, 2012. Resampled and resized to VGA. Also skewed somewhat because I had to take it in the rain.

Up another six cents since last post:

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2011: The Darkest Day In Mobile History

HP Kills TouchPad, Pre, And Veer Devices

That was one year ago today.

I said some Mean Things about webOS back then too:

And people love webOS only insofar as they imagine it. The reality of it is that it’s slow and will probably always be behind both iOS and Android.

Now, a year later, we see where things stand.

1) Google had to do a tablet to try to get Android tablets going
2) Microsoft is doing a tablet to try to get Windows tablets going
3) HP has dumped all of webOS into something called Gram

Meanwhile, the webOS diehards created LunaCE and it makes me drool even more for Open webOS on a modern tablet.

Apple, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft want us all to be locked into their stores and their bank accounts.

We need an alternative. So I say:

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It’s August 18, 2012: Who Was Right?

This is an autopost I set up a year ago — August 18, 2011 — the day HP bailed out of webOS.

Here’s the challenger:

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