Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Why invest in eBooks?
Devices such as the Nook and Kindle have been around for a very long time. They offer convenience but have many limitations over paper backs.
- No paper used to produce the book. (Environment Benefit)
- Can carry many normally heavy books in the palm of your hand.
- No recurring production costs. Once made into an ebook, which I don’t think costs much or takes much time when computers are used to type books in this modern age.
- You cannot lend them.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Saving Green != More $ Green
Going “green” to save the planet does not always put more “green” in your wallet.
Now there are some cases when you can actually save money such as rechargeable AA batteries, but for the majority of recycled products you buy, you actually pay more.
Why is that?
You would think that if products were made from existing products the cost would be cheaper. For example there is no cost for raw materials and in many cases the recycled material is already in the form needed for the recycled product.…Read the rest of this entry »
Saturday, March 10, 2012
While it would be very cool if you could order from an iPad at a restaurant and pass it around the table separating checks if necessary, they were not iPads….
After a trip to the bookstore on Thursday night, we were looking for a new place to try. Passing by all of the recognizable chains or restaurants apparently celebrating someones 10th birthday, we were intrigued by a strange glow coming from “The American Taproom.” Okay, so the gas flames on the sign outside were a nice touch too. I thought they were iPads at first, but then realized that would be quite a theft risk unless they were tethered to the tables.…Read the rest of this entry »
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