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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Season!

Spending the evening with my wife:
  1. Purchased our Christmas tree.
  2. Of course decorating it.
  3. Drinking hot chocolate.
  4. Watching the lighting of the Rockefeller Center Tree on televsion.
  5. Listening to Christmas tunes.
It's the most wonderful time of the year! I know it's cheesy to say that, but my wife thought it would be a great way to end.

P.S. All in the proper order......Christmas celebrations follow Thanksgiving..not before.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Remember 3.5 Floppies?

I came across a link that is selling posters commemorating 3.5 floppy disks.  Each poster shows how many floppies it would take to hold current computer apps.

Result (Approximate)
46 disk for iTunes 8.02
358 disk for Adobe Photoshop CS4
1760 disk for the Sims 3
12 disk for Firefox 3, 36 disk for Firefox Add-ons

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Clever Marketing for a Time-tested Technological Device

Digital Irony

So I bought a Kindle with my birthday money and received it in the mail yesterday.  Check out this assortment of customer uploaded pictures here.

I debated back and forth on whether or not I should get one because I have concerns with so much digital culture.  Of course there is a lot that can be affirmed about the technology, too. 

At the end of day one, I predict that I will enjoy the device very much.  In celebration of purchasing the Kindle I want to pass along two bits of digital irony:
  1. The very first book I plan to read on my Kindle is entitled You are Not a Gadget by Jaron Lanier.  I know nothing about the book except the title and it caught my attention one day parousing Barnes and Noble.  I have some thoughts stewing in my mind that I hope this book might shed light on.  And then maybe one day I will share them on my blog.
  2. I find it incredibly humorous that there is a Kindle version of a book entitled Bookbinding and the Care of Books: A Handbook for Amateurs, Bookbinders & Librarians
Periodically, I plan on blogging about my personal observations and insights into my digital reading.

Related posts:
Recent thoughts about the Kindle (posted March 19, 2010)
Stuff that Caught My Eye (posted May 16, 2010).  Really the first two links are related to today's post.

[Picture taken from a customer who uploaded it to Amazon]