Libraries where I live offer books on .mp3 on a CD disk.
I love listening to audio books when I travel. I am loading up now for my next trip (Mexico & Central America). Three books ready for upload to my mp3 player:
The Worst Journey in the World, by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Running with the Bulls, My years with the Hemingways, by Valerie Hemingway
Northern Lights, by Nora Roberts
Ripping books from CD, in comparison, was slow & painful. Death to the audio CD.
Use the IMPORT function on your iTunes (or other inferior) music software to get the track order sorted correctly.
I am very happy with my Rio Cali waterproof mp3 player — but the way to go today is with the iPod Nano, the first good iPod.
The worst fanatics are religious fanatics. And the worst religion these days is the Cult of Steve Jobs. Yup, I am an Apple Computer zealot.
Currently I run a 12 inch Powerbook — plenty of punch but still small enough to haul around on my travels. I recommend it.
Of all fantastic National Geographic photos, the most memorable to me is that of Sharbat Gula, the green-eyed Afghan refugee girl.
The same photographer returned 18-years-later to find Sharbat, now a wife & mother.
Amazon.com: The Photographs: Books
No, you cannot yet buy your tickets.
Cowgary unexpectedly won the bid November 6th. My brother Randy was as surprised as anyone — and he was the man pitching cowtown.
You see Calgary had just finished hosting a very successful Western North American Science Fiction & Fantasy conference: Westercon 2005 – Due North!
Enthusiasts from that event decided to make a bid for the Worlds, last minute. And they won.
You can countdown the days on the World Fantasy website.
Check the official Sony list of infecting CDs:
SONY BMG MUSIC – We are idiots! (we got caught)
What a blunder!
Read the whole sorry story in this Wired article: The Real Story of the Rogue Rootkit
The must-do Bolivian adventure is visiting the world’s largest salt flats. Fantastico! Put it on your life list right now.
To see the annotated photos, jump to the permanent webpage in Rick’s photo archive.