Saving time

Do "time-saving devices" really save us time? Paul Andrews, technology columnist with The Seattle Times, ponders this question as he examines Take Back Your Time, edited by Seattle's John de Graaf. Amazon; Powell's.continue reading →

Promo to deliver 100 million tunes

Once again, Apple is moving along unmarked paths ...this time, a promotion with Pepsi to give away 100 million (yes, you read that right) free songs to Mac and PC members of the iTunes store. In addition, Apple is now selling audio-books and other spoken programs from iTunes. This, in the same week that pundits insisted that iTunes was too little, too late for the bulk of the computing community, PC owners. In addition, Apple has announced a free upgrade for iPod that will allow both voice recording and photo storage. What's next? A bigger screen? The Norton may have been ahead of its time, but not the iPod. See more at The Globe and Mail (Canada); Rolling Stone; and vnunet.com (UK).continue reading →