Amazon Is Selling Abortifacients

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Amazon is now selling the abortion drug Plan B. Take a look: The reviews are a glimpse into the depths of a morally ruined nation. I would say that “It’s not a baby if I don’t think it’s a baby” is merely an example of the magical thinking you find in children, except children, when [Read More...]

Amazon Air and Our New World of Drones

Amazon plans to take over the world with flying barbecue grills.

The story about Jeff Bezos unveiling a new drone-based delivery system made big headlines this weekend after it was revealed in a surprise 60 Minutes segment. Here’s what it will look like: It’s neat, but is it real? I wouldn’t say I’m skeptical about it. Betting against Bezos usually isn’t wise. They’ve made their mistakes, but [Read More...]

Amazon MatchBook: Get Kindle Versions of Your Purchases

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Remember when Amazon AutoRip went live and almost every hard-media CD you’d ever bought from Amazon (even those you’d bought as gifts for others) was automatically available as an MP3 download or cloud streaming file? For free? That was great. Amazon MatchBook does something similar for books and Kindle. Books you’ve bought in hard copy [Read More...]

Cutting the Cable: Why to Do It, How to Do It

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Last May, we cut cable TV service to the house for the first time in 22 years. I was going to crow about it then, with an “Oh look at me, how unworldly I am” kind of post, but then I realized that a summer without cable really isn’t that big a deal, and decided [Read More...]

Shopping Amazon for Christmas or Hanukkah?

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Please consider accessing the Amazon.com site from one of my links. Like this one! Or the picture above! Or the sidebars! I get a little bit of each sale, and it gradually adds up allowing me to buy books for school and maybe a new leisure suit for my pet frog. It doesn’t add any [Read More...]

Get Offa My Cloud!

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Put all your eggs in one basket — and watch that basket! Mark Twain, “The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson” It was only a matter of time before the holes in the grand dream of cloud computing and data sharing began to appear. I’ve been a bit concerned about this move towards reliance on the cloud [Read More...]


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