November 18, 2008
Wednesday, November 19
- Big Clue. Pay attention:
Legacy media companies can’t create a new business model for news and journalism by themselves. They have to work TOGETHER, to build a network — a giant network of much smaller pieces, loosely joined. - The market and the internet don’t care if you make money - Publishing 2.0
- Second Big Clue. Pay attention again.
"You can decide to hassle your readers (oh, I mean your customers) and you can decide that a book on a Kindle SHOULD cost $15 because it replaces a $15 book, and if you do, we (the readers) will just walk away. Or, you could say, "if books on the Kindle were $1, perhaps we could create a vast audience of people who buy books like candy, all the time, and read more and don't pirate stuff cause it's convenient and cheap..." -- Seth Godin discusses free content and the publishing industry
- BibliOdyssey: Five Centuries of Board Games
- When you got it, flaunt it! "As I mentioned in my book -- which has now been in the Amazon top two million for 93 consecutive weeks..."
- Abandon Ship!
Unlike cars, wooden and fiberglass boats have virtually no scrap value. So rather than pay the high cost of hauling their boats to the dump, people ditch them or sell them for as little as $1 to anyone who will take them. The boats often break up and go under, or pass into the underground economy of nighttime scuttlers_ who, for a fee, remove traceable identification numbers, strip out salvageable items and sink the vessels.
- Danger Room Debrief: Gang Threat Could Top Al Qaeda, Mr. President-Elect
- Jim Jones, American Leftist Pet Flynn Files -- Don't Drink the Kool-Aid on Jonestown
A man who killed more African Americans than the Ku Klux Klan was awarded a local Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award and won the plaudits of California lieutenant governor Mervyn Dymally, state assemblyman Willie Brown, radical academic Angela Davis, preacher/politician Jesse Jackson, Black Panther leader Huey Newton, and other African American activists.
- Amazon Fights 'Wrap Rage' With Easy-Open Packaging
The Web retailer's Frustration-Free Packaging initiative aims to reduce the plastic clamshells, coated wire ties, and fasteners that drive consumers crazy.
- Varifrank: How To Stop Piracy: A Primer Numero Uno: Kill them. And the towns they rode in from.
- How old is the Internet?
- Mere Rhetoric: Obama's Top NSA And CIA Picks: Harsh On Israel, Sympathetic To Iran And Hezbollah
- D’JEver Notice?
The democrats lose votes with their evil stupid plans to inject pointlessness into things…like making money…following the law…defending the country. Every little thing anybody can do — except oppose Republicans — they want to make a little bit tougher, a little bit less rewarding.
- Milky Way's Black Hole Sending Out Flares | Universe Today
- Freespace: Who's the anti-intellectual?
"The left has long been the welcoming home of fashionable postmodern nonsense like deconstructivism and moral and cultural relativism.... The left is fond of violence and power, and the romanticism and iconography of thugs who are transformed into celebrities among leftist intellectuals. Liberals are this country’s leading practitioners of race and gender politics."
- Couple Divorces After Husband Is Caught Banging Virtual Prostitute In Second Life
- Unqualified Reservations: Barack Obama, for the last time
Seriously, folks, it's already evident from his first week in office (since presidential power is primarily persuasive, the "-elect" doesn't mean much) that President Obama is exactly what I guessed: nothing. A Gatsby, a Zelig, a warm breeze in a suit. A bright, but completely characterless and forgettable, young man, with an unusual but hardly unique talent for reading speeches on TV. In short, America's new anchorman.
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