Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Favorite Quote of the Day - (What's Next.....Bedtime Story Royalties!?)

"...No, the Authors Guild does not expect royalties from anybody doing non-commercial performances of "Goodnight Moon." If parents want to send their children off to bed with the voice of Kindle 2, however, it's another matter."
     - Roy Blount Jr. [President of the Authors Guild]

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Latest In-Stat Research Reveals Low HDTV Uptake

According to a recent report from In-Stat titled Worldwide HDTV Households: 36 Million and Growing, despite the growing penetration of HDTV sets in U.S. households, a significant gap remains between HDTV ownership and households utilizing HD programming.  “In the U.S., there are more than 39 million households with an installed HDTV set…However, only 22 million of those are HDTV households, meaning that 17 million U.S. households with an installed HDTV set are not watching HD programming.”  Or put differently, only 7% of Americans watch HDTV at home.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Quote of the Day....(and 1 of the reaosns for the music industry's continuing decline)

“The topics were a lot different, because people were closer in their relationships.  They went out, they danced close.  You had something you could hum into someone’s ear, or something you could remember and hang onto when things got bad.  I’m not putting today’s music down.  It’s just that I can’t hum it.”

    - Lonnie Lester (R&B Singer)

Monday, February 09, 2009

Quote of the Day

"As a writer, the last thing I want to do is diminish the value of content. But even the brontosaural music industry is ahead of publishing. It has learned that giving content away actually works as a business model. (People will ultimately willingly pay for something they like -- for a variety of reasons. Giving it away doesn't cut into that, but it does help get the word out.) "
        - Michael Hickins

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Mac OS Gains Marketshare

"Last month according to Information Week, Apple's Mac OS X was in 9.93% of the machines accessing the Web, while Microsoft's Windows dipped to 88.26%, according to Net Applications". This is not to be taken lightly and is a major feat!