Well, it’s a Sunday again so another quick newsletter. But this time I planned in advance and have recorded a short video for you.
I’ve been tinkering with a trial version of of Windows 8, which is coming out in the Autumn.
It’s very different from previous versions of Windows – a much bigger change than before.
So I’ve made a short video to show you some of the biggest differences. You can watch it here (just click on the link):
Paper books better than ebooks?
Oh, and while I was having lunch with Julie (my wife) and Claire (who helps produce the books) we were talking about ebooks… and started coming up with a list of why paper books are better – it got a bit carried away but I thought you might find it interesting:
What’s wrong with ebooks…
- You can’t put a ebook copy of War and Peace on your shelf to look intelligent.
- And you certainly can’t pretend to read it at the doctor’s waiting room (with the Beano inside).
- You can’t throw an ebook across the room when you’re annoyed with it.
- You can’t stick an ebook down the back of your trousers when you’re called to see the headmaster at school.
- You can’t stand on an ebook to reach a book on a high shelf (then again, you don’t need to…)
- Finishing schools can’t use them to balance on young ladies’ heads to make them learn to walk upright.
- And (as my wife just pointed out) if you run out of toilet paper you can’t… Actually I think I’ll stop there.
I’m not against ebooks, but I think paper books have a place too. Of course, I suppose I would say that, being a book publisher…