Results:Top eleven for 2012

In January 2011 I tried my hand at prediction. Let’s see how that worked out then: eBooks will become relatively normal. It will begin to feel a little silly to purchase products that require cutting down trees, chemicals, huge plants, toxic inks and expensive production and shipping. eBooks are cheaper, fast to obtain and just […]

Top eleven for 2011

Let’s have a go at fortune telling – no cookies involved. eBooks will become relatively normal. It will begin to feel a little silly to purchase products that require cutting down trees, chemicals, huge plants, toxic inks and expensive production and shipping. eBooks are cheaper, fast to obtain and just as easy to read, except […]

Quotes from the ACMA business model report

A few choice quotes from the Australia Communications and Media Authority’s “Report 4— Changing business models in the Australian communication and media sectors: Challenges and response strategies” It’s worth reading the report – at least for your industry. “At June 2010, there were approximately 3.5 million mobile broadband services in operation, an increase of 71 […]

The challenge for Fishpond

Here’s Fishpond‘s latest email to me. I like the company a lot, and they are justifiably doing well, but I find it difficult to buy anything from them as I’ve moved increasingly into an electronic world. In September last year I purchased the latest Kindle, which is smaller, faster and a lot lighter than my […]

How readable is your site?

Google has a new readability feature, so why not check a few local sites? Here are some, in decreasing order of ‘Basic’ readabilty. Proving something about left wing academics, tough I am not sure what. Overall very consistent in readability – not too simple, not too hard. Complex matters, again presented consistently. Seems right – […]

It’s all about the story – launch progress

Things are going well at AllAboutTheStory.com – the site that matches the material from professional writers with editors who buy their material. While it is still very early days, we are pleased to have over 130 members and about 100 vetted pieces of content. You never know which direction sites will go – and we […]

An open letter to Vodafone Group from New Zealand

Dear Vodafone Group We don’t yet have the Kindle available in New Zealand, and I suspect that you are the folks to talk to. You see I’m pretty sure the folks at Vodafone New Zealand would love us to have the Kindle down here – after all we surely rank ahead of East Timor and […]