Wired magazine has a report on what men between the ages of 18-34 do and do not do. They love the internet and short forms of non human communication (66%) and video games (60%) and do not like to read books (46%) or magazine (43%) or go to bars (33%) ... more >
The Dow dropped another 700+ points only to rebound to only a drop of 300+. Bailouts of banks are happening worldwide. 6 in 10 Americans believe we are headed for a depression. It was the topic of my dinner conversation. I know that not spending is counterintuitive to a robust ... more >
This poll is courtesy of Ned. Me: I need a new poll question. Ned: Can it be about your parents? Me: What? Ned: If you had to buy books or visit your parents, which would it be? Me: Geez, you even have to ask? Ned: Can I watch ESPN now?
I’m a very careful reader but Ned is merciless with his books. It’s a good thing we went to e copies because that was bound to have caused marital discord over time.
In no particular order, the following is a list that I would like to see all epublishers/etailers implement. Eternal Bookshelf. An eternal bookshelf means that every purchase you have bought can be downloaded at any time. Most of the larger etailers have this feature but not all. Mass Downloads. Along ... more >
Forbes gives five* tips on how to maintain your reading habit in a tight economy. Swap through online sites like paperbackswap.com. Compare prices online. Sell your old books. Try sites like Dailylit.com (I didn't really get this tip) Buy at the library. *The headlines says six but the article ... more >