This Blog Is Now Over And Done With

January 31, 2010

Apple: Kill My Blog, Please!

Apple didn’t do what I expected. Yet I still expect them to.

I can either stick around spinning my wheels until then or use my time productively.

Without this blog, I will have time …

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How To Build An ePub eBook Library For Your iPad

January 31, 2010

As everyone’s anticipation to own an iPad increases, I’ve discovered that some Mac owners have never dipped into the ePub eBook pool.

This post is a brief guide to building a library of DRM-free and legally-free ePub eBooks.

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Must-Read PRO-iPad Posts

January 31, 2010

My own:
No, Really, iPad Critics: Just STFU!
The iPad Perspective Everyone Is Missing

By others:
My take on the iPad
Left Out
A New Angle on the iPad
Why the iPad Matters
Future Shock
Same Ol’ Same Ol’…
iPad
The invisible e-book
I need to talk to you about computers
The iPad isn’t what you think it is

And thanks to @fakebaldur on Twitter for these wonderful ones:
Hate the Name, Want the iPad
iPad is a Big Deal Guys
iPad is the web made physical
On the iPad
iPad will help us most when it disappears
iPad – Inspirational Hardware

Additional, previously here:
Web Designers: Wake Up And Smell The Touchscreen Coffee!
The INEVITABLE Changes The iSlate Will Create
The Fine Print = Apple iTablet WIN!
Touch Will Change Everything


Lie To Me, Steve Jobs

January 31, 2010

I agree, Steve. Completely.


How To Pay Writer Harlan Ellison

January 31, 2010

I can’t give a link to this directly. Explanation at end.

HARLAN ELLISON
– Saturday, January 23 2010 14:3:4

IMPORTANT !!!!!!!!! please read & REPOST HERE DAILY!!
I’ve been reading your posts since Thursday, and I know you mean well, but if you TRULY wish to do me any financial good, stop going to buy my books for hefty prices, in crap condition, on Amazon and elsewhere…

IF YOU CANNOT FIND THE TITLE YOU WANT IN A SIGNED MINT EDITION HERE AT THE ELLISON WEBDERLAND BOOKSTORE…WHICH MONEY COMES DIRECTLY TO ME AND SUSAN…

Then just go to E.READS!!! They have 33 of my books in handsome downloadable editions with a nifty Dillon cover! They are, in most cases, Preferred Texts. And I get a decent part of the minuscule price.

PLEASE!

Keep passing this on, or perhaps Rick can pull down the AOL banner, now long out of currency, and plug in the above.

Spreading ANY kind of word will be useful.

But this ongoing ignorance of how to PAY THE WRITER and not Google or Amazon or any other server doddering under the weight and onus of stealing from the primary creator…requires some shucking-off of the perpetual naivete and ignorance!

E.READS is my agent for books, after this board’s well-run (by Susan)booksearch as your first stop!

Whatever is convenient for you to do….but do stop wasting your money on my work as appropriated by smoothyguts entrepreneurs!

Quietly, I thank you.

Harlan Ellison

I sympathize with his desire, but his Internet presence is rather primitive. It’s all volunteer labor, as I understand it, so I can’t criticize. But others have pointed out on his message board (where the above is from, and which doesn’t link to individual posts at all), the lack of a direct transactional link at his site is an ongoing frustration to all the people — especially internationally — who want to Throw Money At Him.

Previously here:

Pay The Artist!


Barnes & Noble, Join Borders In FAILVille

January 31, 2010

Previously, I posted: Barnes & Noble Nook Buyer Horror Story

Barnes & Noble hasn’t fixed that.

The Nook will no longer save Barnes & Noble.

Nothing can save Barnes & Noble when they treat customers like that.

Update, February 4, 2010: Barnes & Noble apologized, refunded the shipping charges, and forked over a gift card — one gift card. Why the hell did all of us have to pressure you to do even this much, Barnes & Noble?


Web Designers: Wake Up And Smell The Touchscreen Coffee!

January 31, 2010

Steve Jobs at Apple Town Hall Meeting on Google, Adobe, Next iPhone, 2010 Macs and More

This is your very, very early wake-up call:

New Macs for 2010 are going to take Apple to the next level

Touchscreens are coming to the Mac.

There will be one later this year.

What are you going to do about that?

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