Daily Archives: February 25, 2011

This Is Who We Were

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Some Days I Really Wonder

This is the New York Times article headline: Consumers Hold On to Products Longer

But it’s prefaced in the browser title bar with “Use It Up, Wear It Out.”

Do you know where that’s from?

I bet not.

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HarperCollins, Owned By That Cancer Murdoch, Gets Greedier

HarperCollins Puts 26 Loan Cap on Ebook Circulations

HarperCollins Seeks to Limit Digital Lending, Access Patron Data, Generally Piss Off Readers

HarperCollins Announces 26 Loan Limit on E-book Circulation for Libraries

All I’ve got to add is this: Self-published writers would be happy to do once-only sales to public libraries. That’s who helped us when we were nobodies and we’d help them back. We understand the value of public libraries in a way that HarperCollins apparently can’t begin to comprehend.

Print publishing is suicidal as it is in ignoring the future. They’re simply speeding up their own deaths with a move like this.

Die faster.

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Sprint Pimps 7″ Tablet Size

Three screensnaps from an animated Sprint ad:


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Hanussen: Hitler’s Mentalist

Did you know Hitler once took advice from a mentalist?

I didn’t.

The Amazing Kreskin mentioned it in an old Joey Reynolds radio show and I decided to find out more.

Aside from this Wikipedia entry — Erik Jan Hanussen — I got a book from the New York Public Library.

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Asus Eee Note: Size And More

This is an interesting photo of the Asus Eee Note compared to a typical 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of paper:


Click = big

That’s from a review in South Korea (which can’t be run through Google Translate because the text is all image!).

To compare:

Asus Eee Note: 8.75″ x 5.47″ x 0.43″ – 18.3 oz (without cover)
NookColor: 8.1″ x 5.0″ x 0.48″ – 15.6 oz
Sony Reader Daily 2: 7.87″ x 5.04″ x 0.38″ – 9.6 oz
Samsung Galaxy Tab: 7.48″ x 4.74″ x 0.46″ – 12 oz
Barnes & Noble Nook: 7.7″ x 4.9″ x 0.5″ – 12.1 oz
Amazon Kindle 3: 7.5″ x 4.8″ x 0.335″ – 8.5-8.7 oz
Sony Reader Touch 2: 6.62″ x 4.75″ x 0.4″ – 7.58 oz

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