August 31, 2015

Tennis Shorts -- U.S. Open Preview Edition

Tennis Shorts -- Aug 27, 2015

Tennis Fanz,
Here's your preview for the U.S. Open. Serena Williams faces a tough draw in her pursuit of the "real" Grand Slam, the "calendar slam", which would give her a tie with Steffi Graf for 21 career, slam titles. 
Caption: Actual photo of yours truly typing frantically to compile your US Open preview.

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March 28, 2012

Is Rowling Redefining eBooks?

J.K. Rowling's Pottermore web site is in beta, and at a quick look she is attempting to redefine ebook distribution models. 

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May 23, 2011

'Reckless Endangerment': Book Examines Wall Street Fraud

RecklessBookCvr While "Reckless Endangerment ..." may be late to the Wall-Street-meltdown book-derby, it promises to be one of the best. (link to pre-release on Amazon)

Excerpts in NYTimes and on Huffington Post preview: 

“Reckless Endangerment: How Outsized Ambition, Greed and Corruption Led to Economic Armageddon,” by Gretchen Morgenson, a business reporter and columnist for The New York Times, and Joshua Rosner, a managing director at the independent research consultant Graham Fisher.

The book is to be published on Tuesday by Times Books.

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January 18, 2010

Conservatives Edit Texas History Textbooks --TPMMuckraker

The conservative bloc on the Texas State Board of Education won a string of victories Friday, obtaining approval for an amendment requiring high school U.S. history students to know about Phyllis Schlafly and the Contract with America as well as inserting a clause that aims to justify McCarthyism.

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November 26, 2007

Amazon's Kindle Worth Checking Out

Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos recently introduced its first hardware product, an ebook reader called Kindle.

While the reader itself is overpriced at $399, the service is excellent, and with an inventory of over 90,000 books, well worth checking out.

The seamless integration of the storefront, wireless service over Sprint's EV-DO network, and the reader make using the device a please.

While Kindle principally focuses on books, subscriptions to a handful of newspapers and magazines are offered. You can also send your documents to the reader through a one-way email service. My full review is here. (Click image to enlarge)