or relate to, digest, and understand without having a penchant for economics or finance special sauce.
So back to Amazon. The company made electronic books a reality. Unfortunately, it has to compete against Apple and Apple has a secret advantage: customers that will buy anything the company puts out, regardless of price. People camp out in the rain to buy a phone that’s only a marginal improvement over the one in their pocket. And they then expect to be congratulated for it….I’m no fan of Apple, but the company has transformed itself into a cultural phenomenon, which gives it freedom to maintain its margins. Liberace was once the highest paid entertainer in the world: some things just defy explanation.
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And then I made my rounds at CNN.com where I came across this amusing ditty about magazines looking terrible on the Pomme Pad 3. Memorable excerpt:
The New Yorker and other Conde Nast title have taken the heat for looking poor under the new display, but they’re not alone. Titles from other magazine publishers — we looked at Time magazine and Sports Illustrated from Time Inc., and at Esquire and O: The Oprah Magazine from Hearst — all suffered from the same problems.
The only exception? Vogue, which launched its iPad edition the same day the iPad 3 hit stores. The title planned its debut in conjunction with the tablet’s release, and thus was able to optimize for the iPad’s “retina display” ahead of time, a Conde Nast spokesperson told us.
Yesterday’s BrainyQuote of the Day was by American playwright George Ade:
To ensure peace of mind ignore the rules and regulations.
I like it. I also like:
One man’s poison ivy is another man’s spinach.
She was short on intellect, but long on shape.
The time to enjoy a European trip is about three weeks after unpacking.
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