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 …
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.
My take on the iPad
A New Angle on the iPad
Why the iPad Matters
Same Ol’ Same Ol’…
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
I can’t give a link to this directly. Explanation at end.
– 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.
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.
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, 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?
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?
Social without the internet? Yeah, Apple haven’t forgotten about real life. They’re not led by trying to build new innovative devices, with tonnes of features and taking advantage of the latest trends in social networks. They think how the masses could use it and then they obsess over making that experience great. They think through hundreds of scenarios and make sure their technology supports how people behave. Their goal is to make the technology disappear. Far too many tech companies want to make the technology as obvious as possible.
Like every other company, Apple has to make compromises. But they choose a different set of compromises to everyone else. The camera will come later because the camera makes sense to the masses. But it isn’t their priority. Other features won’t get added at all, because Apple have decided it doesn’t fit any experience that an ordinary person would desire.
An excellent post written from the point of view of real people.
He nails exactly why the iPad will sell in the jillions.
This has never been a question in my mind so I’m really shocked to see posts around wondering if the ePub eBooks sold through the iBookstore will have DRM.
Of course they will!
I was thinking of a post where I would collect the dumbest Fear of iPad quotes. But I’m afraid I’d suffer a seizure of stupidity if I had to go back and re-read them.
Just as well because, really, this is the dumbest of them all:
Molly Wood: The Apple iPad: It’s just ahead of its time
Right now, the iPad is a product in search of a market. It’s kind of poorly implemented, feature-wise; it’s been poorly articulated, market-wise; and it’s hard to imagine why on earth you’d ever need such a thing at such a price.
Previously at Mike Cane’s Blog: