In honor of the (mostly) success of my WordPress assault, I think it’s time for an Evening Reading post.
What Dwight Said: “In this battle between giants, readers will be collateral damage.” Amen. Books are the new IM. Everybody wanted to control the channel, and eventually people just gave up and moved on.
Meanwhile: Scoble displays his love (and hype-susceptibility) by burning his eBook in the name of Apple-love.
Forget Book Fights: JooJoo fights are where it’s at. I want to interview someone who is buying a JooJoo, and ask one 3-letter question.
Speaking of Tablets: Why do I have a lurking feeling that Dell is now working on a iPad competitor to be sold in third world countries?
WordPress Question: I need an iPhone app. What’s better WordPress or WordPress 2?
Speaking of IM: Is there really a market for this? Seriously, who really relies on IM? I really want to know.
Lost Turkeys of the New World: This almost makes me want to be in a band again, so I can name it that.
WordPress Tip: Very timely advice. I am fighting a losing battle trying to get my WP permalinks to be the same as my 1600 or so imported-from-Blogger ones.
Yes, But: So do all ads. I work hard to have an ad-free existence. I record all my TV shows. I listen to radio via XM (until I can get Pandora in my truck). I have ad-blockers installed in Firefox.
The Deleted World: Here’s a site that helps delete social networking accounts. It ought to have a function to search via email address, etc. so you can find ones you want to delete.
The Freed Feed: Here’s how to get your Facebook status updates into an RSS feed.
The Day the Music (Label) Died: If this is right, there’s just depression and acceptance to go. In 7 years, there will be no record labels, the way we currently think of record labels. Not a moment too soon.