It’s a E-WORLD

I love reading and I love technology, so what’s better than finally those 2 worlds being connected? Over the past year I have finally moved to the e-book transition. I haven’t curled up with a paper book since then and now prefer the next page/right arrow button instead. More recently, the Brooklyn Library has updated their catalog and now offer almost every book you want to read in e-book format so you can just download it and go, no more showing up at the library to learn that it closes early on Thursdays. Also there’s my beloved Project Gutenberg that features all the classics digitally re-published for free. If you want to pay, all of the top book sites (Amazon, Borders, B&N) offer downloads of the books too. To actually read it on a hand held device, you can buy the oh so popular Kindle or you can do what we do and hack your Nintendo DS to add your books and read them on there.

So needless to say, I wasn’t surprised (but yet excited) when I learned that Plastic Logic will be showing off its new e-newspaper reader for the first time as technologies like this have been popping up and becoming more mainstream. Imagine this folks. Instead of stopping at the newspaper stand for your NYTimes or Dazed, you have a e-subscription and it automatically downloads onto your flexible reader as soon as it’s published. You hold it just like a book, except now everything you want is just within a press of a button. The black and white, E inkdevice features a wireless link to download content, room enough to store "hundreds of pages of newspapers, books, and documents,". It’s life changing!

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Also, I should mention that the October issue of Esquire offers a e-cover. It’s just a flashing cover, but none the less it’s definitely in the direction of how publications will be turning so I think you Luddites that are keeping attached to your print better get used to it. The future is coming for you!

DEAR DAVE,

DEAR DAVE, is a triannual publication of photography and writing. It celebrates a community of visual thinking, with affection and humor, and publishes idiosyncratic work. The 3rd edition is out now, or will be out soon and we were lucky enough to be asked to participate in it. DEAR DAVE, is available at fine newsstands and overseas at Colette in Paris and Armani Libri in Milan. Check it out!

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My Home Robot

Apparently UNIQLO SoHo is adopting Mitsubishi’s Wakamaru in the upcoming weeks.  This a autonomous home robot is one step closer to a machine race annexing all of our bases.  Maybe someday decades or centuries from now, depending on how quickly strong AI can be developed, humans will begin to have intimate relationships with robots. 

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Mooseburger, anyone?

"On behalf of the media, I would like to say we are sorry. On behalf of the elite media, I would like to say we are very sorry. We have asked questions this week that we should never have asked. We have asked pathetic questions like: Who is Sarah Palin? What is her record? Where does she stand on the issues? And is she is qualified to be a heartbeat away from the presidency? We have asked mean questions like: How well did John McCain know her before he selected her? How well did his campaign vet her? And was she his first choice? Bad questions. Bad media. Bad." Love, Politico.

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TAP’D

"Tap’dNY is a bottled water for the new age: an honest and local alternative for all New Yorkers. We purify and bottle New York City’s famous tap water, leaving out the malarkey and far journey included in other bottled waters. We believe that people should drink from their own tap whenever they can, and from ours when they can’t."

We refill all the time and we don’t get the hate on tap water. We have about 20 bottles in our fridge that get cleaned and refilled with tap everyday. I always have a bottle of water in my bag and if I finish it, I find a drinking fountain and fill it up there. I’ll never understand when friends are over and need to run to the store for bottled water when we have a sink and glasses here. Once we had a shoot and it involved spitting. We gave the model tap water to spit. She wasn’t fond of this and demanded exotic spring water to SPIT OUT. Whatever.

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