In which I am accused of being unsubtle.

One of my readers asked, in response to this post:

I’m worried that your approach may be overly subtle. Are you sure they will understand your point when they read that highly nuanced, finely crafted post?

You know, I’m not quite (HI, DEL RAY, BAEN BOOKS, TOR, AND NAL/ROC.  I ALSO READ A LOT OF SCIENCE FICTION, PARTICULARLY ALTERNATE HISTORY.  CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF THE STUFF, REALLY.  AGAIN, CAN BE REACHED HERE) sure.

#rsrh Being cheerfully mercenary in the e-book wars.

This article by Megan McArdle on the escalating war between the Kindle and the iPad over who gets to replace my print library (and thus, give me my basement back) is very interesting; unfortunately – and this isn’t Megan’s fault – I still haven’t decided which one I prefer, and thus can recommend.  Clearly what needs to happen is that each company should send me one to, ah, ‘analyze.’  Obviously, if one sends me one and the other doesn’t, that will make the results pretty much a foregone conclusion, yes?  I’ve even updated the Wish List on the Filthy Lucre page accordingly for said company representatives (and company representatives only*).

Oh, yes: do the same thing for Little Miss Attila.  After all, she brought this issue to my attention.

Moe Lane

PS: Seriously, why Amazon didn’t hand out more Kindles to New Media folks…

*My current readers already got me a new audio rig for phone interviews.  Which hopefully they feel that they’re getting their money’s worth on; I’m trying to get at least a couple in every week.

An alteration to the PayPal funding scheme.

Starting today, the PayPal button on the side will go directly to Neil Steven’s (the guy who hosts and designs this site) account, in order to pay for hosting and bandwidth and whatnot. As the site gets larger, the need to support its costs will be more of a burden for the guy, so please use it if you want to support the site. When I directly need to raise funds, I’ll probably do it in a main post.

Feel free to buy some ads too, while you’re at it.

(Crass commercialism alert) OK, the laptop replacement drive will be over Friday…

…for good or for ill; so we’ll end it on a capitalist note. Donate at least $20 bucks, get a sonnet (Elizabethan or Petrarchan, whatever). Just let me know the theme when you donate: nothing political unless I agree with you anyway.

I don’t claim to be another Gilbert Keith Chesterton or Randall Garrett, mind you – but some of my stuff is here and here
, and I flatter myself that I’m not bad at it.

But, hey, we’ll let the market decide that one. The cruel, blessed market.

Moe Lane