Friday, April 13, 2012

Morning Coffee (2/13/12)

There was a horrible incident in nearby Greenland last night in which the chief of police was killed and four other officers wounded. (It now looks like the shooter and at least one other person are dead as well.) My thoughts are with the victims and their families. Check WMUR for details as they develop.

In case you were somehow under a rock all day yesterday, the title and summary of J.K. Rowling's new adult book were released, and it sounds really good.

Jon Scalzi injects some smart rationality into the ebook discussion: Dear Consumers Who Apparently Think the Current Drama Surrounding eBooks is Like a Football Game
"Recognize that they love you for your money. Recognize that they have entire corporate departments at their disposal to distract you from the fact that they love you for your money."
In other words, these are corporations. They are not on "your side," because that concept doesn't even make any sense. They're just trying to sell you things.

There have been a lot of good interviews with actors this week. Here's a fun one with Richard Madden (Robb Stark).

Excessive worrying may have co-evolved with intelligence. Oh . . . good?

Cory Booker: Superhero

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