I had the pleasure to give a presentation to the Northeast Ohio PC Club (NEOPC) about ebooks and audiobooks.
I discussed not only the library's Netlibrary service, but also ebook readers and audio book devices.
When you search for a tv series, look for the phrase "episode list." You can click on that to see all available episodes. Not all series are complete, but there are more than 6,000 tv series episodes and motion pictures.
The author argues that the Internet has moved away from "generative" technologies: democratizing, do-it-yourself technologies that encourage innovation.
Now, with explosive growth in the use of iPhones, Blackberries, Xboxes and other "tethered" devices--Web-connected technologies whose development are strictly controlled by their manufacturers--the power of the personal computer, and the ability of the end user to express him/herself, will be diminished in the future.
Zittrain writes: "...the Internet's generative characteristics primed it for extraordinary success--and now position it for failure."
Generative technologies develop by the interest/passion of their creators, as did the Internet: but then the Internet went mainstream. More corporate interests have found ways to tap into it, but control little pieces of it for themselves.
A provocative book.
Doodlebuzz.com brings a different approach to news aggregators/news search engines.
After you enter your search terms, you draw lines to which the search results are attached.
The site is fun and with as clean as interface as your artistic skills can provide.
VCDB from Punctuative.com, which stands for "Venture Capital Database," is a free search tool for the venture capital industry.
Search by name (firm, or individual), location, or by the amount of assets under management.
G.ho.st, the Global Hosted Operating System, is a free, Web-based operating system and desktop computing environment available from any computer with an Internet connection.
You get the first 3GB of email storage and 5GB of data storage for free.
There are a number of hosted services and applications, which you can read about here.