Archive for April, 2012
First, watch the original (if you’re not sick of it yet):
Then watch this amazing cover:
And then watch the parody of the amazing cover:
This technology is amazing, but I’m not sure most dead celebrities would want to be brought back to life this way.
Both Sophie and Sammy love building. The fun begins after the sets are broken up and they start getting creative.
I have to give Lego credit: The new “Friends” set aimed at girls has worked well for my daughter. She loves the fiddly pink accessories.
Actually, though, the truth is I’m terrible at drawing in Draw Something.
And the real reason I’m boycotting Draw Something is both because I dislike Zynga’s business practices and I found the CEO’s behavior after his company OMGPop’s acquisition by Zynga to be reprehensible.
While it was fun to play, I’m trying to eliminate some of my life’s time wasters, so I’ll use the above as my excuse for quitting Draw Something… at the top of my game.
(If you want to see some genuinely good Draw Something drawings, check out Rachel Fox’s gallery.)
At a Korean restaurant in Santa Clara with Matt and Marli, Matt pointed this out on the menu. We ordered one normal and two spicy dishes, and they were delicious, but all three were not spicy. Perhaps they didn’t believe us? It reminds me of this SNL skit with Christian Slater.
I’m late to e-readers compared to some of my friends, but over the last couple of years I’ve been slowly increasing the quantity of books that I’ve read electronically. However, I’m nowhere near giving up on paper books.
The 2010 data from the Association of American Publishers shows that we’re still far from the tipping point. Despite impressive growth in e-book sales, the data shows that paper book sales aren’t yet decreasing, and that as of 2010 e-books hold a 7% share of total sales and a 5% share of units sold. It’s clear to me paper books are still going to be produced and sold for many years. However, in twenty years, I suspect paper books will no longer hold the majority of the market.
It’s clear that e-books are growing fast; the same AAP data shows that e-book growth is over 1,000% a year, and a Harris poll released in September 2011 showed that e-reader ownership increased from 8% to 15% in one year. (Smart phone growth is helping a lot with that.)
Here’s my dilemma.
|Paper Books||Digital Books|
I’ve never had a paper book crash on me and require me to reboot my brain to continue reading. So there’s that.
For now, I’ll continue to experiment with both, and usually pick whatever format is cheapest for the titles I want to read.
It’s been a while.
I might try this blogging thing more regularly again.
A lot of big changes in the past half year or so that I haven’t talked about at all, and haven’t felt right talking about.
And I still don’t feel right talking about them.
Anyway, um… Sorry to be so quiet. Please drop me a line (firstname.lastname@example.org), please say hi.