Don't want me to pirate your stuff?

Don't want me to pirate your stuff?

Apr 16

You’re a media producer, music say, and you don’t want people to pirate your stuff, you want them to pay for it. You’re an author, you want people to buy your book so you can make money from the ‘fruits of your labour’. Fair enough, I get it, I understand and I agree with you. I also want to be paid for my work. However, if you are the RIAA, MPAA or Macmillan books,...

Publishers are smiling because Apple will help them screw us

Publishers are smiling because Apple will help them screw us

Feb 07

I just want to be clear, right from the start, that I am an Amazon fan boy; I think they are great, I think their service is great and I think their Kindle is great. Whilst plodding behind my wife while she was shopping (and I was carrying) today, I read Google News on my phone. This was one of the articles I read and it infuriated me:...

ThinkGeek is made of win but South African Customs are a bunch of thieving bastards

ThinkGeek is made of win but South African Customs are a bunch of thieving bastards

Jan 08

So I bought a bunch of T-Shirts from ThinkGeek, smothered in awesome goodness. They weren’t cheap but it didn’t break the bank either. A T-Shirt is a T-Shirt (unless you’re one of those Ed Hardy wearing people, not awesome). After you add delivery to the order, them shirts start getting expensive but, you think to yourself, it’s ok, what’s a couple extra bucks for...

I am an Amazon fanboy

I am an Amazon fanboy

Dec 31

I think this is the final instalment in my story “The Amazon Saga”. Ok, perhaps 10 paragraphs don’t a saga make and I guess the story line, in the end, isn’t all that interesting, since it’s basically all good. What makes the story though, in my humble (but learned!) opinion, is how ridiculously good Amazon is. To recap: My Kindle kicked the metaphorical bucket on...