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November 18, 2007

Newsletter 11-18-2007

Filed under: newsletter — seniorgeek @ 10:00 pm

This Thursday marks Thanksgiving Day here in the USA. We have a lot to be thankful for, especially as we look around and see what we have and what other less fortunate people are doing without. Make a pledge to help some unfortunate person this week while saying Happy Thanksgiving.

For many years, most of the best writers of the English language found their way to Don Swaim’s CBS Radio studio in New York. The one-on-one interviews typically lasted 30 to 45 minutes and then had to be edited down to a two-minute radio show. Wired for Books is proud to make these important oral documents publicly available for the first time in their entirety. Listen to the voices of many of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.
http://wiredforbooks.org/index2.htm

The Encyclopedia of Television includes more than 1,000 original essays from more than 250 contributors and examines specific programs and people, historic moments and trends, major policy disputes and such topics as violence, tabloid television and the quiz show scandal. It also includes histories of major television networks as well as broadcasting systems around the world and is complemented by resource materials, photos and bibliographical information.
http://www.museum.tv/archives/etv/index.html

Quote from the above web site.
“Hollywood studios, led by Universal Pictures and Disney, promptly brought a challenge in Federal Court, claiming that the device inherently was useful only for stealing copyrighted material. The issue oscillated in court until 1984, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that home taping for home use was not an infringement of copyright, Sony Corp. v. Universal City Studios, Inc., 464 U.S. 417 (1984), the “Betamax case.” From that date, sales of home recorders and the rental of tapes exploded. The studios have come to enjoy greater revenue from cassette sales and rentals than from theatrical exhibition, and must look back in wonder at their temporary insanity.”
History is now repeating itself again. You can fill in the blanks. (CDRW, DVDRW) (MPIA,RIAA) (HDDVD vs. Blue-Ray) and the list goes on.

On October 14th I posted a challenge on my blog (https://seniorgeek.wordpress.com/2007/10/14/your-tax-dollars-where-should-they-go/ )for you to tell me what percentage of your tax dollars should go to what item. If you haven’t responded and posted your thoughts, now is the time. The following web site will give you the complete list of how the federal government spends your tax dollars.
http://govbudget.com/front/

Whether you are young or old, this web site has an incredible collection of brain games, thinking puzzles and other online recreations to keep you pleasantly entertained for many, many hours. OK, so it is not the latest high tech graphical take no prisoners game, it does have time tested enjoyable games that many have enjoyed over the years.
http://thinks.com

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1 Comment »

  1. Wow people!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!! 🙂 🙂
    Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, and every year I like to get into the mood-extend the holiday, when it were-by reading “Thanksgiving novels.” Unsurprisingly, all these stories are mostly about family, about coming together to heal old hurts and getting thanks for the gift of love. . .. ===
    Have You Been Currently Better Off Today Than You Were 7 Years Ago?

    Comment by Suzan — November 26, 2010 @ 3:17 pm


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