Are Friends Electric?

Are Friends Electric?

Question: when is a book not a book? Surprisingly often, when it’s an ebook and the question becomes even more relevant when contemplating the future of said product. Ebooks were so overburdened by the significance put upon them with regards to the future of...

What, Me worry?

Of late, I’ve been called somewhat indolent. Mostly because I’ve not been in an incandescent rage (enough to put me into spontaneous combustion) over the Olympics and the corporate sponsorship that’s gone with it. But, so what? Its two weeks out of...

Apple forces changes to e-reader apps

It had to happen sooner or later. According to a report on CNet, Apple has kicked out other e-reader apps (or made buying off them more of a hassle). Apple twice amended its terms for subscriptions in the App Store, requiring companies to give Apple a 30 percent cut...

The joy of being nearly 50

It’s a nice, warm Sunday morning and the shades are down. The flat is clean and tidy. The computers are quietly idling away and the television, radio and podcasts are silent. Although we’re busy, the InDesign and EPUB work can be put off till the working...

Burn a…….what?

The plan to burn copies of the Koran by the congregation of a small church in the city of Gainesville, Florida has been making the news headlines all over the world. Besides the fact that this is an offensive act against the Muslim world (although the US Constitution...

Epic Fail

So, the NinjaBeaver fancies playing a new game on his PS3. Finished Red Dead Redemption (a thoroughly enjoyable game. A bit buggy and full of ninja cougars and bears plus bad guys who have the usual bad guy magic bullets that can go through walls and kill you with one...

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