Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Naughty Step

For those that can't get enough Mac commercials, here's a funny one from the UK.

Monday, January 28, 2008


A Protestant makes an argument for including the deuterocanonical books in their Bibles.

Anthony Sacramone says:

It seems to me that “Protestant Bibles” that do not have the apocryphal books are missing rich material that most certainly would have informed to some degree the Apostles’ own thinking about the relation of Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection to the suffering of Israel and the promises of God to redeem that suffering and liberate them from oppression.

I couldn't agree more. A lot of Protestants get so hung up on the canon that they ignore other invaluable early Christian writings. And then they go out and buy the latest 21st century best-seller. Bring back the good stuff.

Update: Doh! The early writings we're talking about are Jewish writings, of course. Read by early Christians.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Jobs on Kindle

“It doesn’t matter how good or bad the product is, the fact is that people don’t read anymore,” he said. “Forty percent of the people in the U.S. read one book or less last year. The whole conception is flawed at the top because people don’t read anymore.”

Steve Jobs on why the Amazon Kindle will be unsuccessful.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Undecided Republicans

“I just don’t get the sense that any of them are finding as much synergy with voters as candidates have in the past,” said Mr. Beltram, a supporter of George W. Bush in the 2000 primary, in which Mr. Bush defeated Mr. McCain.

“Last time, we had just two candidates and the choice was kind of black and white, either or,” Mr. Beltram said. “This year, it’s an awful lot of gray. There is no single, clear message.” (NY Times)

Boo hoo! You mean the race hasn't been decided already after Iowa and New Hampshire? That rates as a good thing in my mind. It's nice having the electorate decide the candidate rather than the party establishment.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Recycle your cell phone

By the agency’s reckoning, as many as 150 million cellphones are taken out of service each year. The phones contain metals, plastics, glass and chemicals, all of which require energy to mine and make, and many of which could be hazardous if they end up in landfills and leach into the ground. Moreover, many old cellphones still work and can be donated to charities or distributed to poor people. (NY Times)

Yeah, my favorite cell phone provider has been doing this for a while.