Archive: November 2011

The Humble Introversion Bundle: Just Stop What You’re Doing And Buy It Immediately (November 28, 2011)

The Humble Introversion Bundle pulls together all four of pioneering indie game studio Introversion’s classic titles into a single, cross-platform package that you can pay anything you want for. What’s not to love? NOTHING.

Enough With Black Friday Already (November 25, 2011)

Thanksgiving should be a time of reflection. So this year, before we put it behind us, let’s reflect on what the annual Black Friday shopping frenzy says about us

Congressing Is Hard! Let’s Go Fundraising (November 22, 2011)

For Congress, institutional cowardice has become the norm

Kindle: No Thanks (November 14, 2011)

With Kindle, Amazon has set things up so that in order to get the good things electronic books can offer, you have to accept a whole bunch of bad things too. Things that don’t benefit you at all — and that in some cases actually take away rights that owners of physical books have enjoyed for hundreds of years — but that benefit Amazon a whole bunch.

Rick Perry: “Oops” (November 9, 2011)


A Sad Day For Comedy (November 8, 2011)

Bye-bye for Bunga-Bunga Berlusconi

The GOP Nomination: There Is Mitt Romney, And Then There Is Everybody Else (November 8, 2011)

It’s easy to lose sight of this if you read the news or watch the cable nets. Every day they have a new twist in the story, a new angle, a new face that’s either waxing or waning. But that’s all colored smoke and streamers; the truth that remains when the smoke has blown away and the circus has bedded down for the night never really changes.

Metered Billing: The Iceberg That’s Bearing Down On Your Business Model (November 3, 2011)

It’s not hard to imagine a future where the desktop PC and its flat-rate data connection is relegated to a few small niches, with the rest of the market being ruled by mobile devices with metered billing plans. And if you’re running a cloud service, that’s a future that’s not buying what you’re selling.