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Amazon/Macmillan Ebook situation resolved

According to the Consumerist, Amazon & Macmillan have resolved their dispute. Amazon is giving in and letting Macmillan set their ebooks at up to $15 per book. Though I think Macmillan’s request of $15 for an ebook is retarded it should be well within their rights to say that is what they want to charge. […]

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Update on Amazon/Macmillian situation

Looks like its confirmed. The New York Times confirms that Amazon has removed Macmillan’s books from their store. From: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/01/29/amazon-pulls-macmillan-books-over-e-book-price-disagreement/ Macmillan, like other publishers, has asked Amazon to raise the price of electronic books from $9.99 to around $15. Amazon is expressing its strong disagreement by temporarily removing Macmillan books That seems like a really […]

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The fractioned world of ebooks

So in the wake of Apples new jumbo iPod touch iPad, a bunch of publishers signed on with Apple to put ebooks out for it. One of these was Macmillan, who owns Tor Books content wise my favorite publisher). My initial thoughts were that it was uninspired and a poor choice as compared to e-ink […]

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Signs to recognize

You know – when a software company sells you a product, but their website is frustrating, difficult to navigate, and at times impossible to find anything on or use, it should be a sign about the software they are selling. A certain company, which I will not name but might start with “Sun” and end […]

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Everybody Hula!

Over the past week I’ve been messing around at work with this new software called Hula, an open source project from Novell based on their old Net Mail. It seems like it will be pretty impressive. I’m especially interested in the calendering features and some of the other ideas we have. It will be nice […]

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Site Redesign

Well, the site is a good deal different. I took the lead of Bruce and updated WordPress to the newest version. There are a lot of improvements, especially in the theme engine. I downloaded this theme from wpthemes.info. I hope you like it, let me know what you think. Though I like the stock image […]

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My friends and I picked up and started playing World of Warcraft yesterday. There have been good and bad things about the game. The good: All characters are very well balanced (seemingly), and you can have fun in a group or solo with any of them. The environments and character models are amazingly well done. […]

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