Regarding the new edition of "Richmond Redeemed" . . .

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas. A Short Music Gift From My Godson/Nephew

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Nikkos Savas (l) and Alan Petterle (r) of JAXX playing jazz
and classical music at Veronica's Xmas Party, December 17, 2011.
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Nikkos Savas is the guitarist in JAXX (you can search the site for posts on the band). He just sent this little beauty, performed on his new jazz guitar. Click and enjoy.



Enjoy. See you all in 2012.

--tps



Monday, December 12, 2011

As Kindle Fire Faces Critics, Remedies Are Promised

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“I feel the Fire is going to be a failure,” Mr. Nielsen, of the Nielsen Norman Group, a Silicon Valley consulting firm, said in an interview. “I can’t recommend buying it.”

The Amazon Kindle Fire is going to find a place next to the Apple Newton and New Coke in the junkyard of history's failures? I doubt it. But . . . time will tell.

Click HERE to read the entire story (which you will enjoy if you are into these sort of things, and all readers should be).

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Costly Kindle fight hurting Barnes & Noble

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The battle for Middle Earth has, er . . . sorry. (Watched all three uncut HD Lord of the Rings the other night and can't get it out of my head. Let me start anew.)

The hardware e-wars are in full bloom, with gloves off as Amazon leverages its muscle by lowering its Kindle Fire price to a mere $199.00. That has really turned up the heat on Barnes and Noble, which has essentially bet its future on the success of the Nook. The Kindle Fire is cool, I admit, and I nearly bought one, but then read an interesting comparison with the Nook (which turns out is  better e-reader for the money. Click here to read that comparison.)

The effort and cost to market the Nook against Amazon has cost B&N substantially, even though product sales rose 85% to 220 million for the fiscal second quarter. Not too shabby, and a good predictor of where we are heading.

Read the full article here, which I recommend if you are interested in this sort of thing.

--tps