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Has iPad Finally Jumped the Shark?

During the late 1970s and early 80s the most popular show on television was ABC's "Happy Days." The Cunninghams and Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli were members of the family - until Fonzie jumped the shark - literally. The phrase "jump the shark" relates to the episode during the series' twilight when the cast went to Hawaii and the daredevil Fonzie had to water-ski jump over a shark tank for some contrived sense of honor. After that point, critics and viewers all but abandoned the … [Read more...]

Reading is Dead, Long Live E-Reading

I may have possibly overstated the state of book reading in the title of this post - but it's close. Consider that last Christmas - 11 short months ago - the largest book seller in the world (Amazon) reported that revenue from e-books had finally surpassed sales of print edition books. Is it really a surprise? Consider what has happened in the music industry. When was the last time you bought an audio tape or even a CD? It's simply easier and more convenient to download an audio … [Read more...]