11 posts • joined 15 Aug 2008
blame the gov
If our lords and masters would only exempt e-books from VAT as they have done for paper ones ,,, but it is odd how variable the effect is on final prices for Kindle editions
Puritans = Christian Taliban
We got rid of the our puritans to America centuries ago and now they are coming back via cyberspace. Tis a truism that nobody is as pathologically interested in other people's sex lives than a puritan.
Dept of smears
All "intelligence" organisations have special departments for this kind of thing. It's just surprising that the press should fall for this so gleefully, or is it?
Not likely - it'sgoing to be iVuvuzela apps if the students I deal with are anything to go by.
I'll wait thanks
I wouldn't mind a usable e-reader, but I'm going to wait for a couple of years and leave it to the Gotta Have the Latest Fashion brigade to go through the Betamaxing process first. Once there's a standard then get back to me.
It's today now - so where is it?
It has been today for more than 12 hours now and still the website says "Coming soon"
The fact of the matter is that economics is not a science. Economies are mathematically chaotic systems like the weather. Politicians and economists are either delusional or con-artists when they claim to predict or influence the economic future.
Wait for the announcement "This morning a woman rang in to say she had heard that there was a recession coming. Don't worry, there isn't."
The government has "sided with the art sales industry over artists." Is anyone surprised at this?
Art dealers are generally rich, artists are generally poor. Politicians generally side with rich people in the hope that some of the richness will rub off on them in some way or other.
It's the SPAM stupid
When all the spam is on their system it would take the lifetime of the universe to extract any meaningful data
The real problem with British management on all levels is that it runs on the basis of knowing the right people. That is how they get the jobs and also how they do the jobs.
The nearer one gets to the ranks of the great and the good, the more this rule applies, and, most disastrously for our future, the more one tends to regard technology/engineering as something that belongs round at the tradesman's entrance.
Typical management response
Instead of handing the problem over to their technical people they give it to technically illiterate lawyers.
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