Tuesday, April 17, 2012

David Carr on Amazon and E-Book Pricing

David Carr, writing for the NYT:

The Justice Department finally took aim at the monopolistic

monolith that threatened to dominate the book industry. So

imagine the shock when the bullet aimed at threats to

competition went whizzing by Amazon — which not long ago had a

90 percent stranglehold on e-books — and instead, struck five

of the six biggest publishers and Apple, a minor player in the

realm of books.

Sunday, April 08, 2012


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Be Good Now

The War on Parents

Where is the scientific basis for the notion that Joe Average Kid is made into a better human being by playing soccer against kids that are six hours away by car?

The ultimate Dilbert t-shirt slogan

My favorites:

  • Goals are a form of self-inflicted slavery.
  • I’m not lazy, I’m useless. There’s a big difference.
  • I’m toying with the idea of becoming a useful member of society.
  • I’ve decided to be more aggressive in blaming others for my lack of success.

Type Butter – Optical Kerning

Good idea, but is inventing an element the right approach?

My reason to bring this up is that I’m very interested by how TypeButter accomplishes its kerning: it inserts kern elements with inline style attributes that bear letter-spacing values. Not span elements, kern elements. No, you didn’t miss an HTML5 news bite; there is no kern element, nor am I aware of a plan for one. TypeButter basically invents a specific-purpose element.

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