Evening Reading: 1/11/13

Amazon just did something awesome.  It would have been cool if this had happened before I spent large chunks of my life ripping all of my CDs twice (once at a too low bitrate when hard drives cost money).  But it is still way cool.  Here’s the first part of the email from Amazon announcing AutoRip.

Did I really buy an ABBA record?
Did I really buy an ABBA record?

I’m guessing this isn’t going to happen.  If it does, they should all immediately watch Team America: World Police.

acmeskatesHere’s the background on ACME Corporation.  And here’s a catalog of products.

“The answer to this systemic problem is not more gorillas,” Simmons continued, her eyes welling with tears. “The answer is fewer gorillas.”

I tend to agree with this.  I offered to trade my Surface RT to Paul for just about anything.  Then I took it to my office and offered to sell or trade it to anyone for just about anything.  No takers.  Even the one hardcore Windows lover said he was waiting for the Surface Pro.  I don’t think it’s going to work out for Windows 8, thanks largely to hardware maker disinterest.  My guess is that Windows 9 will be pushed out the door sooner, rather than later.

If I took the Barnabas Collins route back to the mid-60s, one of the first things I’d do is go hear (and see) The Pretty Kittens.


Here’s their story.