Feb 8, 2011
Okay, let’s get one thing out of the way right now: I’m not an audiophile. I do not now own, nor have I ever owned, a vacuum tube. I’m perfectly happy listening to digital music, and couldn’t tell you how “warm” a sound is if I had a sound thermometer. I’m just a standard, run of the mill geek who, when deciding to buy some headphones, decided to buy the best ones...
Nov 19, 2010
The absolutely best thing about the Kindle is that it makes one handed reading extremely comfortable. Okay, don’t look at me like that! I don’t mean anything risqué, though that’s certainly a possibility, especially when reading — oh, for example — Rose’s naughty, page-turning Regency romance In for a Penny.
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I love books. I’m not going to give up real books made of...
Sep 30, 2010
It’s a generational thing. If you’re within five or six years of my age, in either direction, there’s a pretty good chance you spent a chunk of your childhood sitting about two feet from the television, cursing like a dockworker as you sent an 8-bit Mario careening to his doom off the end of a giant, bendy mushroom.
These days, if you own a Wii, Nintendo will be happy to sell you all...
Aug 31, 2010
When someone pulls out their iPhone, I think: SUCKER! My little iPod Touch does nearly everything an iPhone does, with one important added benefit: Nobody can phone me on it.
I hate the telephone. You hate the telephone. We are all lucky enough to live in a world where most of the time we no longer need the telephone. So why are people paying at least $60 every month (more likely $90 or $150) for their...