Sunday, December 30, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
I hate to just reiterate TWiT, but this ad illustrates the question far too well. I think the breakthrough day for me will be when almost everything goes on a form of ePaper you can write on, erase, load things on to, and roll up (like in the animated film Renaissance).
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Of course, right after I took this photo, someone flicked it off and sat down, so this theory is somewhat suspect.
Monday, December 24, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
I was impressed when I saw on Wikipedia that Barack Obama and John Edwards are both on Twitter. Then I saw that Barack's Twitter feed is mostly his schedule, and John's last update was a month ago. In response to the Twitter question, "What are you doing?" Edwards is disappointingly silent.
I have been very satisfied with my blockbuster total access subscription thus far. However, I was slightly disturbed to receive an e-mail indicating a price increase to $11.99.
As a customer who enjoys the luxury of renting a movie, and even letting it sit for a week or so if I don't have the chance to watch it, the price increase tells me that this situation is becoming less of a deal. I no longer live within walking distance of a Blockbuster, so the added bonus of in-store exchange or free rental coupons is no longer a sufficient draw for me.
The unlimited 1-at-a-time rate at Netflix is $8.99. Seeing a fourth digit in that baseline figure does make a difference in the mind of a customer. Though an extra $36 a year won't put a hole in my pocket, the increase gives me another reason to think twice before recommending Blockbuster over competitors to friends and family.
I would very much encourage Blockbuster to revert to the previous pricing for this plan. While it would be somewhat convenient for me to stay with Blockbuster, I am sure that myself and others in my situation would find it far more sensible to choose the better deal, especially if Blockbuster's prices continue to go up.
I know, it's really not all that much more money per month. I just hate being on a regular paying schedule with something, and then find out that the price will go up, for no reason other than their business going poorly.