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April 2011

What I think @jwikert misses about Ads in eBooks

I agree that there’s no real reason to not have ads in eBooks. If I can continue to pay what I pay for an ad free version, or pay 1/2 the price for an ad supported book, fine, why not. Some people (like Joe it seems) are totally cool with that. So long as the consumer get’s to vote with their wallet, I’m cool. Here’s what I think Joe misses from the consumer perspective. I have 2 points Yes the idea of special discounts is enticing, but we all know that won’t be what we get all the time. Sure to start there will be lots of $10 gets you $20 amazon gift cards, etc. But what about when it’s simply $5 off pampers, or “Check out this new thing,…

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My Xoom review

I’ve been meaning to write this for a few days, and decided I just need to sit down and do it. Be aware, this review has no pics. There’s so many pics of the Xoom and the iPad out there, there’s just no need for them now. We all know what a tablet looks like now.   OK here’s my thoughts on the Xoom… The short: I like it, I like it a lot. I’ve been using it almost exclusively since my friend and colleague Jeffy Houser gave it to me for my work on The Flex Show. It’s no iPad but it’s nice. The Long version: OS: Honeycomb seems like a great OS. Google shoulda been working on it sooner, and needs to stop dicking around trying to port…

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