Done! Bova covered the subject from top to bottom.
While giving us the story on Ebooks he also took
the publishing industry to task. The Robber Barron's
of Wall Street learned their trade from "Publishing".
If you plan to publish, please go independent. The
Ebook publishers also learned from the traditional
While we are all feeling safe and comfortable knowing that
the Touch Some @ss folks are taking care of our security
maybe we could take time to read "Six Days of the Condor"?
Or for those who have been severely undereducated there is
the movie "Three Days of the Condor".
Life imitating fiction? You bet. Seems like D.C has hired
our best Speculative Fiction writers to protect us from something that isn't.
Now the Colonel shall go ride his bike while not wearing a
Word of mouth has always been considered the best kind
of advertising. If we know of a product or service that
is above average we spread the word. Likewise if we are
unhappy about a product or service we are sure to tell the
family, friends and coworkers.
Isn't Yelp just a bigger and louder "word of mouth"?
The power of the corporate world will be used to to stop all activities
that are less than laudatory for those corporations. When your media
outlet gets it's revenue from corporations you will not print anything
that is negative about one of those corporations.
When the Michael Moore's of this world can shoot a no budget, quick
and dirty documentary film that raises fear in the hearts of the public
and in the hearts of the corporations you know that such work will be
The bloggers changed a lot of how elections would be run in 2008.
That change was a call to arms for the people who always controlled
our elections. So enter the lawyers and disrupter's to stop this
silly nonsense that is only trying to get to the truth.
Maybe the Colonel could suggest a guild or even a union for people
who film, write, blog, or just report what they see? Or you can
just hire a lobbyist?