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The Saturday Round-Up

February 18, 2012

Links pertaining to topics discussed on the blog this past week.

E-books and the digital v. paper debate:

The Guardian on where books and the Internet merge.

Hugh McGuire’s original article on books and the Internet.

January 13 blog post that suggests that e-book sales could make up 50% of the retail book market by 2015.

Blog post on Kindles and book snobs.

Allthingsd interviews New Yorker editor David Remnick.

Shenzhen:

Foxconn employees receive their third pay raise since 2010.

Amazon wants Foxconn to make the Kindle Fire 2.

Why Amazon can’t make the Kindle in the U.S. (Part 1 of 9)

FLA CEO says that they are finding “tons of issues” at Foxconn plants.

A raise! We love Foxconn!

Facebook Timeline:

For those of you who hate Timeline, Lifehacker offers a solution.

Collectively, Americans spend more than 100,000 years on Facebook each month! (Confirming Axiom #3. We are truly addicted to Facebook; no one will leave because of Timeline).

This week, I asked “Does technology make us lazy?”

Here’s a statistic for you: 66% of Brits are afraid of being without their phone. (Interpret that how you will).

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