Why A 7-Inch iTablet Makes Sense

December 23, 2009

Ever since the rumors stated the iTablet would have a ten-inch screen, I’ve been uneasy about that possibility.

In one of those rumors, it was asserted that Apple was going with ten inches due to a decree by Steve Jobs himself that anything less was too small.

The more I thought about that, the more nonsensical it became.

First of all, Steve Jobs has seen what the iPhone has done to the Internet.

Second of all, what we think about as a “proper” screen size is about to undergo a revolution.

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How To Be Absolutely Wrong

December 23, 2009

Just write something like this:

Regardless of which one it is, the key takeaway is that Publishers who think they can sell Books as Apps in the App Store are mistaken. It hasn’t happened so far and it might never happen.

From a silly ridiculous post at Kindle Review.

Which shortsightedly ignores the very real possibility of future Apple hardware — and software updates — containing reading software built-in as a standard feature.

Suddenly, everyone can buy digital books. Not just those who make the effort to determine which of the confusing selection of programs to download right now.

Writer Ursula K. Le Guin Nails Authors Guild

December 23, 2009

In her resignation letter, this is the key sentence:

And now you have sold us down the river.


Now where the hell is the rest of the membership to overthrow the sellout bastards?

Previously here:

And You Will Trust Google With All Of Our Books?
This Is Print Publishing’s Final Warning
Mark The Words Of Dave Winer
Sergey Brin: Also Absolutely Inexcusably Clueless
Google Thinks It Owns Our Books!
The First Step Towards A Google Book Search Solution
Google Always Had POD Planned
God Bless Marybeth Peters Of The Copyright Office!
Google Books Settlement Notes #2
Tomorrow: Google Books Settlement Deadline For Writers
Cooler Adds Google’s One Million ePubs Of Crap!
Google Books Settlement Notes #1
Google’s Great Writer Rip-Off
Google’s One Million eBooks Of Crap!
The Capitulation Of Print Publishing
Reject The Google Book Search Settlement!

BBC TV: Paradox

December 23, 2009

Usually I have people who alert me to what pops up on British TV.

This time I wasn’t alerted at all and I tripped across a new BBC TV series called Paradox via the Net.

When I asked around on Twitter, I was warned off it.

Being stubborn, I wanted to see for myself.

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