Daily Archives: May 15, 2010

Steve Jobs: Abandoning A Principle?

Steve Jobs Offers World ‘Freedom From Porn’

I have no problem with Apple refusing porn access. Maybe Gawker’s Tate needs some education on the unequivocal sickness that’s out there.

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Doctor Who Hits A High Point

Doing my bit to balance the accounts between America and the Mother Country, I get to see Doctor Who sooner than the official broadcast on BBC America here.

I’m up to episode seven, which has a script by Simon Nye with direction by Catherine Morshead.

It’s absolutely magnificent. It’s the first episode I’ll have to watch a second time because of the subtlety of the script. Nye — no doubt guided by Moffatt — pulled together several threads begun during the Davies era. But not in any way that’s apparent until the end.

Even the music was better this time. I could hear a Laurie Johnson Avengers influence (homage?).

Set the DVR for this one. You won’t want to miss it. And you will want to watch it a second time too.

The Warren Ellis Method Of Book Publicity

If anyone here is thinking about killing someone, please leave one of my books at the crime scene. I could use the press.Sat May 15 20:32:06 via web

I’m also okay with you blaming me in your suicide note, so long as you specify that it’s me and not the Aussie musician.Sat May 15 20:48:41 via web

If anyone here is thinking about a one night stand, please leave one of my books on the bed. Yes, it’s a cry for help.Sat May 15 20:59:52 via web

Previously here:

The Suicidal Casino Mentality Of Print Publishing
Print Publishing’s Other Suicidal Practice

A Note To All Corporate Ass-Kissers

ATTENTION! You *LOSE* once you state, “You know, a company is in business to make money.” You MORON! Who DOESN’T know that?!Sat May 15 18:20:08 via Echofon

When you find yourself typing that line, stop!

Walk away from the keyboard.

You have nothing to say to anyone.

Borders Does A Price Bait And Switch!

I saw an unbelievable tweet this morning:

Borders (USA) is selling the PRS-600 for $100: Yes, that title is correct. I just bought a Sony Touch Edition from… http://bit.ly/9tvlB9Sat May 15 14:54:54 via twitterfeed

So I went and looked at the link.

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