Saturday, March 10, 2012

And Now For Something Completely Different...

In the frozen land of Nador they were forced to eat Robin's minstrels. And there was much rejoicing.

Industry news:

Several articles this week about the new IPad and how it will affect the publishing and tablet industries:

New IPad Even Better Playground for Publishers

The New IPad and What it Means for Publishers

The IPad 3 Will Help Apple Grab 70% of the Tablet Market

And of course, there is the flip side for Apple:

The US Threatens to Sue Apple and Publishers/

In other news, digital magazines are taking off:

Cosmopolitan Exceeds 100,000 Paid Digital Subscribers

Now some LOL Cats:

funny pictures-What? You think I want to look at YOUR face on my cup all day?
see more Lolcats and funny pictures

funny pictures-Middle Management Cat   catches you on Facebook!
see more Lolcats and funny pictures

funny pictures of cats with captions
see more Lolcats and funny pictures

funny pictures of cats with captions
see more Lolcats and funny pictures

And finally, an inspirational photo: 

Happy weekend!


TerryLynnJohnson said...

ooh, I like the inspirational photo! I don't have an ipad, but my iphone does everything I need, and I actually read quite a bit on it.

DL Hammons said...

My wife was just mentioning something about the Justice Dept. suit last night, and now I'm more informed. Thank you for that!! :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I am SO excited to get the new iPad! Pre-ordered mine this week.

Jai Joshi said...

The middle management pic made me laugh!

I can only think that the new ipad controversies will only aid in it's sales. Any press is good press, after all. Maybe that's what they wanted to begin with.


Jemi Fraser said...

That photo is truly stunning!

Believe it or not, I still haven't seen an iPad in real life!

Sarah Pearson said...

I just read Jemi's comment and it made me think. I haven't actually seen any tablet in real life. I need to visit real shops occasionally :-)

Karen Walker said...

OMG, Diane, that photograph of the trees with the sunlight is absolutely gorgeous. Where is it?

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Terry, haven't tried reading on my phone. A little tiny for someone who needs reading glasses now!

DL, it's been in the works for a while, but now they are really going through with it.

Jai, a distinct possibility.

Jemi and Sarah, you need to see one. It's pretty amazing.

Karen, a friend of mine owns 500 acres out in the country. That is looking out from their carport towards their two-acre pond. I caught that one morning and it vanished right after I took the photo.

Karen Lange said...

Thanks for the links. Happy weekend to you too! :)

cleemckenzie said...

Those cats! I want them all.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I figure I'm about a year away from being able to afford a tablet or any kind. I'll be watching closely to see what I should get and what is most affordable.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I haven't even got the first Ipad I have always wanted one but something has always seemed more important .
Love the cats photo's and the inspirational picture was awesome.


DeniseCovey_L_Aussie said...

Thanks L Diane for the links, the funny pics, the iPad news and the stunning inspirational photo.

For the life of me I can't work out why I need an iPad or I'd buy one. No 3 won't hit Oz for a few months no doubt.

Have a great weekend.


Jan Morrison said...

man oh man - or woman oh woman - if there is one thing I don't need it is another time-eater.
Love the middle-management cat pic! ha ha ha!

The Golden Eagle said...

Oh, I commiserate with the Writer's Block picture! LOL.

Thanks for the links.

Connie Arnold said...

That is a beautiful photo, and I always enjoy your fun cats! Thanks for sharing the news links about IPad.