Daily Archives: June 24, 2013

R.I.P. Writer Richard Matheson

Richard Matheson, 1926-2013

Everyone has encountered his work: The Twilight Zone’sNightmare at 20,000 Feet” with William Shatner; the Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour cult classic movie Somewhere in Time, based on his novel Bid Time Return; more recently the movie I Am Legend, based on his novel of the same name; and the Cameron Diaz movie The Box, based on his short story, “Button, Button,” which was also adapted as a 1980’s Twilight Zone episode.

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And for those who never watch SF or fantasy, you encountered his work in the groundbreaking ABC-TV Movie of the Week directed by a young Steven Spielberg. It starred Dennis Weaver and was called Duel.

His influence was broad and incalculable. He left behind immortal work. Rest in peace.

Additional:

Wikipedia: Richard Matheson
Richard Matheson—Storyteller
The Men Behind the Zone #3: Richard Matheson

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Acer Iconia A1-810 Versus iPad Mini

With many people interested in iPad Mini clones, the video after the break should be of interest, even though it’s not in English.

Some screensnaps first.

Iconia on the left, Mini on the right:

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The Color Nook Death Sale Continues

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Just how many of those are sitting in their warehouse?

No sign yet of a Death Sale for the eInk Nooks.

Tomorrow — June 25th — Barnes & Noble reports to Wall Street. Also this week is the Microsoft Build conference for developers.

If Microsoft doesn’t announce it’s acquiring Nook Media this week, it’s unlikely that will ever happen and Nook Media itself will join the Dead Pool. (What good are all those music and video contracts if all you’re selling are eInk devices?)

Previously here:

Is Anyone In Charge At Nook Media?
The Color Nook Death Sale Has Begun

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Cube Announces Second iPad Mini Clone

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Like the U35GT, this is a Rockchip 3188-based tablet.

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