Monthly Archives: March 2012

A little jazz is a dangerous thing

A couple of days ago I came across an interesting web item that reproduced rules for dance band musicians in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. The rules were aimed at limiting infection by jazz.   I emailed the rules to Bob Barcham, Wellington’s … Continue reading

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Our new grandcatchild

Dan and Beth have a new cat, Bruce, and he’s friendly and cute. Not a Burmese as we’re used to, but jet black like our late lamented Frodo.* Our very new daughter-in-law Beth is in the background. *Some unkind people … Continue reading

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Is it any wonder people are switching to ebooks?

Norwegian crimewriter Jo Nesbo is in Wellington for the New Zealand Arts Festival’s Readers and Writers Week and he’s making a splash on radio and television. Tomorrow there’s an in-store ‘Meet Jo Nesbo’ at Whitcoulls, where attendees can pick up … Continue reading

Posted in e-publishing, ebooks, epublishing, Kindle, publishing | Tagged | 1 Comment