Archive for September, 2006

The Amazon Unbox… it’s alright.

September 12, 2006

About 2 days ago I took advantage of the Amazon’s, $1.99 credit (to download a free tv episode).  I don’t consider myself to be “tech stupid,” but I ended up downloaded the ENTIRE second season of Laguna Beach! I tried to look for the refund button, but I guess it was too late, the movies started downloading.  Secondly, I am missing the third episode.  Where did it go? I don’t know.  Thirdly, about 4 episodes stop half way through and I replay the episode and it stops in the same place.

The Amazon Unbox makes it nice because you don’t have to put the DVD in each time or have to carry the DVDs around.  However, Laguna Beach second season took 7 GB and about 24 hours download all the episodes.  The Unbox, would be more attractive if the price of the shows were cheaper than buying the DVDs at the store.  Since you can only play Unbox on 2 computers, it makes no sense to pay the same price as the store DVDs.

For now I am going to wait for Amazon Unbox, to drop its prices and work all its kinks out (make sure I am able to download the entire show!)


How smart are we?

September 7, 2006

As I sit here and figure out what the hell happens to one’s lungs during asthma, I find myself going to the internet to get the answer. Understanding how to use the internet as a tool is key. The internet is full of dynamic valuable, and sometimes invaluable information, and if we could learn how to utilize it in a timely manner, one would not have to spend all his time memorizing variables and values of asthma from a book…. I could find the diagnosis on the net. I am NOT SAYING not too understand the information, because that would make it hard to find the answers on the net… one would not even know what to look for on the net, if he/she didn’t understand the material. Knowing the material is essential, but memorizing the material…is just stupid (one will forget). In 20 years libraries full of books will exist, but nobody will be inside. The person who can master the internet and apply it to his/her career (health, real estate, marketing, movies, etc.) will have an advantage over his/her peers in the field who don’t. This is because we live in a dynamic life and the only thing that is as dynamic is the net. And to be able to make money off the net would be icing on the cake. Late.