What Part of Between 1:00-5:00 PM Don’t You Understand, Sears? Edition
Todays links of interest:
- Illuminatus! Trilogy Audiobook
Coming soon. Best of all, it’s unabridged. If you were lost reading the book, try listening to it while you sleep.
- Apple Quietly Fixes iPod Shuffle No-Play Problem
We aren’t surprised that there was a problem where the Shuffle suddenly wouldn’t work with iTunes purchased music; nor are we surprised that it took Apple a couple of months to diagnose and fix the problem; nor are we surprised that Apple hasn’t even officially acknowledged that there was even a problem in the first place. Nope, we are surprised that there are people out there who actually purchased and used the Shuffle in the first place.
- Vista: The OS That Does Less, Costs More, And Can’t Protect Squat
We’re still calling 2007 The Year DRM Died. Windows Vista will be a big part of that death.
- DRM-laden "playback only" DAP for Japan
If you look closely you’ll notice this new digital audio player has quite a bit in common with the Prism DuroSport. I smell a lawsuit.
- Celebrities learn how to keep up appearances in today’s hi-def world
Apparently, it’s okay to see men as they are in real life, but women??? High def is going to be the cosmetic industry’s big challenge and salvation.
- Wired News: 2006 Foot-in-Mouth Awards
Oddly, the "tubes" quote from the esteemed Senator Ted Stevens ranked a mere number three on the list…
- Amazon.com Has ‘Best Ever’ Sales in 2006
And we’re proud to be part of their success. Also, we fully anticipate a similar announcement from UPS…those big brown trucks made a lot of stops to ‘loper households this season.
- Media giants struggle for digital growth
Shall we note that this moment in time has been anticipated for over a dozen years? You’d think plans would be in place already, no?
- Google Set To Expand Newspaper Ad Program
Advertising — still wildly successful. Go figure.
- Gerald Ford, oldest former US president, dies
Just so that you’re clear, Gerald Ford was *not* the Godfather of Soul.
- Subtitles No Longer a Foreign Concept
Subtitles — hot again after all these years.
- Filmmakers test audiences' limits
Hollywood is trying something new this year – movies designed to turn off audiences. As a marketing ploy, it surely didn’t pass muster. As a gimmick? Well, uh, time will tell.
- Giving the people what they want
YouTube, the great cultural warrior…or not.