The Idea Dude


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Digital books are eco-friendly

I bought my first digital book last night. They didn't have it on iBooks so I ended up buying it from Amazon using Kindle for iPad.

The 512 page book was compressed to less than 5MB. Before I knew it, it was downloaded onto my Kindle. It's a blast to use, bright screen, adjustable font sizes. I think I just shrugged off my fear of not have a hardcopy on my table.

There are so many pluses to this. The publisher makes more money because each copy is effectively zero cost. Hopefully it gets past onto the author. I received my book within seconds and without leaving my kitchen where I made the purchase. I can carry any number of books with me without the physical weight and I can download it on my Mac if I choose to read it that way.

Imagine if they had an exchange program where you can hand in a physical book and get a digital copy, there's probably at 20 books that I would immediately hand in.

Just lovin' it.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

To blog or not to blog

I'm not sure where the last 6 weeks went. It went.

So I hang my head in shame looking at the void in my blog since my last post. The spirit was willing but the work piled up. There was no shortage of ideas and inspirations just lack of time to think them through.

And there lies the rub, thinking them through. Is it better to publish a post that is half complete or not to publish at all? Maybe that's why people twitter. There is no expectation of quality or premeditation. The worst that can happen is you waste 10 seconds reading a maximum of 160 characters.

So here's a post perhaps is much ado about nothing. Hmm, maybe that should be the byline for Twitter.

Otherwise enjoying a vacation in Washington and New York. Experiencing the magnitude of history in DC and the magnitude of diversity in NY. I feel so small.