Writing Quote Of The Year: Paul Witcover

December 13, 2009

e-books and backlists — the past and future collide

Writers, remember: the publisher is not your friend. The publisher is your enemy. You may make a truce, enter into detente, even temporary alliance — but do not forget that they view their interests as distinct from yours, and they will fuck you over when it suits them to do so.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

— thanks to @Piers Hollott

Previously at Mike Cane 2008:

Suit Bastard Print Publishers NAILED!

Previously here:

Is Another Suit Against Google Book Search Coming?
Google Book Search: Medialoper FTW

Blue Magic Android Mini-Tablet

December 13, 2009

Oh yes, China has created yet another Android-powered mini-tablet.

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HTC Evolve: 10″ Android-Powered Tablet

December 13, 2009

Oh, just look at this:

Click = big

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Wind River’s Optimized Android OS: For Tablets?

December 13, 2009

I came across this news originally in a French post.

Then I went to the Wind River site for the press release.

This is the most interesting bit:

Pre-integrated third-party software, including existing Flash® technology from Adobe, OpenCORE™ mobile multimedia software from PacketVideo, firmware over-the-air (FOTA) updating and device management software from Red Bend;

My god! They’ve baked Flash into it!

And while the video part sounds exciting on the surface, it’s not.

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