Someone very dear to me is a teacher. I love him very much and hopes that this video makes him proud.
Archive for September, 2010
I am discovering different ways to use my new 6″ Kindle 3. Of course is has the basic functionality to buy books and magazines and the function to email pdf or .doc documents to your kindle’s email address.
A great application to use is Calibre. This application is written in Python, runs on Windows, Mac and Linux and can convert between different ebook formats but it can also download (on a scheduled bases if needed) RSS feeds (Blogs), magazines and newspapers. The periodicals that are downloaded in this way are the free versions of course.
The way I use Calibre is that I have my Calibre library on my Dropbox-folder and I have the Calibre-software installed on the different laptops and workstations I work on.
I certainly like the RSS (Blogs) download option, because as a non-US Kindle user I cannot use the Amazon Blogging functionality for whatever reason.
Another great functionality is offered by Manybooks and since lately I am reading some 19th century writers, like Henri Thoreau and John Ruskin, I can find all these publications on Manybooks for free.
I came across the above video with Annie Leonard. It looks nice, but I have some problems with it. My main concern is that it does not look objective. For instance, all the factory-directors are depicted as mean characters with dollar signs on their chest. Also, the smoke from the factories look like little skulls. Is this a form of left propaganda, an obvious attempt to influence the audience with feelings and dogma in stead of facts? (I am trying to play the advocate of the devil, because I feel that if these facts are correct they are worth publishing.)
How do you feel about this video? Please react in the comments. Should we stop drinking bottled water?