Articles from December 2007

Most Wonderful Post of the Year – 2007 (Part Two)

December 26th, 2007 · 4 Comments

Normally, I do only one “Most Wonderful Post of the Year”, because, well, if there are two, which post is truly the most wonderful? But since it’s the giving season — and I do love giving — I’ve decided to break precedent (because you’ve got to live every day to the fullest) and offer up […]

File Under: Square Pegs

The Most Wonderful Post Of The Year – 2007

December 17th, 2007 · 6 Comments

Though I have been assured that I was born talking (first words, if legend holds true, were “I’m off to buy new shoes”), I believe my next major action was reading. I cannot recall a time when I was not surrounded by printed words. Most of my siblings survived childhood due to the fact that […]

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What Price Entertainment?

December 10th, 2007 · 9 Comments

Bubbling under the surface of various discussions about entertainment media is the question nobody in the industry wants asked: what is the value of what we’re selling to our customers? With physical media, it’s easy enough to point to a book and say, “You get all that and more!” The device I choose today might […]

File Under: Non-Traditional Publishing

Don’t Blame The Kindle For Piracy

December 4th, 2007 · 10 Comments

I am cranky. You’ve been warned. So I’m minding my own business, or, rather, minding other people’s business as I cruise the Internet when what has to be one of the dumber notions to cross my screen appears. Given the stuff I read online every day, this is really saying something. Devices don’t make pirates. […]

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Commercial Thoughts

December 3rd, 2007 · 2 Comments

Thanks to the magic of TiVo, I rarely see commercials these days. In fact, I am at the point where a commercial is a wondrous thing: Oh look, I think, someone is trying to sell me something. Serendipity is a great thing. Every now and then I’ll mess up on the fast-forwarding and discover that […]

File Under: Marketing For Introverts