Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Apple Pies Are A Nice Touch

By Pat Browning

Distributing the New Testament in more than 400 languages is a Texas project of the Baptist General Convention. Some church members are going door to door, delivering the Scriptures along with freshly baked apple pies.

That’s according to an AP story by Linda Stewart Ball. Read all about it at:
http://tinyurl.com/yck2b6l.

Meanwhile:
As the world huffs and puffs over the Amazon/Macmillan/Apple iPad kerfluffle, Amazon calmly goes about its business of being The Big Cheese. Nick Bilton of the New York Times reports that Amazon has acquired Touchco, a start-up specializing in touch-screen technology. It’s said that Touchco screens can tell the difference between the touch of a finger and the pressure of a pen.

Watch for a super Kindle down the road apiece. Read the story at:
http://tinyurl.com/ygt8ghz.


Already beating iPad to the draw is Joojoo, ready to launch late this month. Quoting from The Tech Chronicles at sfgate.com:

“CEO… (Chandrasekar) Rathakrishnan said JooJoo will carve out its own audience with its bigger 12-inch screen, Flash support and full web experience. … ‘There's no question, Apple will take a good chunk of market share but the market is big enough for a number of players.’”

Read about Joojoo at:
http://tinyurl.com/y8po645.

Last, but far from least, the much maligned print-on-demand technology has finally come into its own, in books and now in magazines. Print your own magazine – niche publishing for specific groups. According to the PBS web site, “Media Shift tracks how new media – from weblogs to podcasts to citizen journalism – are changing society and culture.”

Read the details of publishing your POD magazine at:
http://tinyurl.com/ydhqfx9

In the world of technology, every day is Christmas. Who knows what the next goody will be?

2 comments:

Mark W. Danielson said...

Technology has made things easier in many respects, but it's also diminished our freedom, privacy, and simpler times. Now there is no escaping the Web, cell calls, and texting. Remember what it was like to converse one-on-one, uninterupted?

Beth Terrell said...

Interesting. It's hard to envision where all this will end up.