Advertisements

Archive

Archive for November 24, 2011

(Poll) Just Curious – what’s the etiquette on giving Kindles with Ads?

November 24, 2011 Leave a comment

At $79, the new Kindle is suddenly very affordable to give as as a gift for Christmas (as opposed to the $300 something they cost just a few years ago).

But there’s a catch – this is what’s known as a Kindle with Special Offers (i.e. you get an instant $30 discount by agreeing to have Ads in your reader).

Personally, I think it’s refreshing to have a different screensaver from the usual [dead] authors that we’re saddled with, but that’s just me. Would it be Scrooge-y though to obviously choose the cheaper option as a gift?

Awkward convo scenaro: “Hey, is that an Olay ad in my Kindle?” “Yeah…  I got you the new Kindle that has ads on it… [they’re a little cheaper than the regular kind…]” “Hey, hey, hey, now I’ve got a Buick in my Kindle!” “… If you really hate the ads though, you can get rid of them … [for like $30 extra …]”

Advertisements
Categories: Technology Tags: ,

NOOK Daily Find!An Edible History of Humanity by Tom Standage for $0.79!

November 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Well… Barnes & Noble has a new promo — the NOOK Daily Find: Today’s Great Book at a Great Price! So, Nook owners need not be envious of those with Kindles! 😉

And the new deal is…

An Edible History of Humanity‘ by Tom Standage (Walker Books) is now available at the specially discounted price of $0.79 on the B&N Nookbooks site. The US Kindle edition is $3.19 (but Amazon may price-match).

Book Description

This Thanksgiving, take a break from the feast to consider the role food has played in social transformation, political organization, geopolitical competition, industrial development, military conflict and economic expansion in this brilliant account from author Tom Standage.

The bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses brilliantly charts how foods have transformed human culture through the ages.

Throughout history, food has acted as a catalyst of social change, political organization, geopolitical competition, industrial development, military conflict, and economic expansion. An Edible History of Humanity is a pithy, entertaining account of how a series of changes—caused, enabled, or influenced by food—has helped to shape and transform societies around the world.

The first civilizations were built on barley and wheat in the Near East, millet and rice in Asia, corn and potatoes in the Americas. Why farming created a strictly ordered social hierarchy in contrast to the loose egalitarianism of hunter-gatherers is, as Tom Standage reveals, as interesting as the details of the complex cultures that emerged, eventually interconnected by commerce. Trade in exotic spices in particular spawned the age of exploration and the colonization of the New World.

Food’s influence over the course of history has been just as prevalent in modern times. In the late eighteenth century, Britain’s solution to food shortages was to industrialize and import food rather than grow it. Food helped to determine the outcome of wars: Napoleon’s rise and fall was intimately connected with his ability to feed his vast armies. In the twentieth century, Communist leaders employed food as an ideological weapon, resulting in the death by starvation of millions in the S oviet Union and China. And today the foods we choose in the supermarket connect us to global debates about trade, development, the environment, and the adoption of new technologies.

Encompassing many fields, from genetics and archaeology to anthropology and economics—and invoking food as a special form of technology—An Edible History of Humanity is a fully satisfying discourse on the sweep of human history.

*

If you enjoyed this post, get free updates by RSS Or by Email. [tweetmeme source=”randomizemeWP” only_single=false https://randomizeme.wordpress.com%5D

Categories: Deals Tags: , ,

New App for the Kindle – Menstruation and Ovulation Calendar (Predict Periods and Probable Ovulation Dates)

November 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Here’s a new app for the Kindle!

Menstruation and Ovulation Calendar (Predict Periods and Probable Ovulation Dates)‘ by EFRAC is available on the Amazon Kindle site for $2.99! Just click here to download!

Game Description

Menstruation and Ovulation Calendar tracks menstrual cycles and predicts menstruation periods and probable ovulation days. You can track a history of your menstrual cycles and add notes to each calendar day, including cycle length, temperature reading, and medicine taken. Weeks can be set to start on either Sunday or Monday. Information entered is used to automatically calculate average cycle length and predict future cycles. Both Fahrenheit and Celsius units of temperature are supported.

*

Be sure to check out Amazon’s Popular Kindle Games & Active Content page for a review of the top games available! And if you want to see the apps as a bestseller list, check out the Bestsellers in Kindle Games & Active Content!

If you enjoyed this post, get free updates by RSS Or by Email. [tweetmeme source=”randomizemeWP” only_single=false https://randomizeme.wordpress.com%5D

Categories: Games Tags: ,
%d bloggers like this: