Wednesday, February 04, 2009

The Daily Dozen

  1. Housing affordability at record high.
  2. Antarctic Cruises: Disaster waiting to happen?
  3. Netbook sales are up, are they saving or killing the computer industry?
  4. 5 writers who affirm the importance of travel.
  5. The essential non-writer's guide to writing.
  6. 2 kids + 0 husbands = family?
  7. The once and future e-book. On reading in the digital age.
  8. iPhone Rubik Cube Solver. Incredible! When I was a kid, I had to take my cube apart with a screwdriver to solve it. This method is much, much cooler.
  9. Netflix profit up 45% in Q4, nears 10 million total subscribers.
  10. Digital SLR vs. digital super-zoom cameras on safari. Which one is better? For most people, a super-zoom makes a lot of sense. That's what I took with me to Antarctica and I was able to get some shots (and video) I would have never gotten had I used an SLR.
  11. Apple vs. Palm: the in-depth analysis.
  12. Tokyo's e-paper disaster signs help you escape earthquakes and Godzillas. One of the neatest parts is that they will keep their last displayed image if they ever lose power.

1 comment:

Juris Naturalist said...

The Tokyo bit is great, but perhaps dissuading from becoming a first-adopter. I these things start getting used for advertisements, we can expect the cost of the display to plummet in 2 or 3 years, if that long.
I just acquired pdf's of every single text for this semester.
I don't intend to buy the books.
I will save $500.
Justification enough for a e-reader, easily. Or do I hold out for the tablet netbook?