As the cost of “Home Cinema” has fallen and the quality of downloads and internet speeds have increased, consumers have embraced new technology with enthusiasm. Meanwhile, cinema-chains in major population centres in Australia have raised prices, and built new multi-plexes with even more screens. While some costs have fallen for cinema-owners, due to new technology – digital projectors, automated ticketing – the decline in attendance is often blamed for rising ticket prices.
I came across a post on iMore about Twitter considering an increase of characters from 140 to 10,000 per tweet. My immediate reaction as I read the title – HELL NO! I shook my head in disbelief as I read the article. Why would Twitter even consider such thing?
It’s the weekend and I’m pleased with what I have achieved this week.
OK, so the world’s most pirated series has a new big fan! Better late than never! One thing I am looking forward to this year is the new season of Game of Thrones. My daughter kept telling me this show was so bad, and I wasn’t feeling very much into dragons and sex… And you know how sometimes everyone keeps pushing you into something and you somehow resist it?
Fifty Shades, the trilogy, has become a worldwide phenomenon.
With over 30 million copies sold in more than 30 countries, what started as an independent publication on a small Australian editorial has turned into a sales record which has even outnumbered Harry Potter. E. L. James, the British author that created the passionate story between young innocent Ana Steele and handsome rich Christian Grey, is now one of the most influential people in the world, according to Time Magazine.
This won’t be an article about the money the book is moving, though, but about the book itself.
Fifty Shades of Grey, really? Yes, really, and I don’t really see the big deal about whether you’ve read it or not, but here are some of my thoughts.
How I got hooked on Fifty Shades Of Grey
One morning I decided to work in the dining room while my roommate was watching the TV. I was kinda half listening when I heard people talking and raving about a book called Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James. Maybe it was for the purpose of that show, but all I heard were good comments about it. My New iPad handy by my side, I decided to check out the book on iTunes. It was probably the first time I had opened iBooks on my New iPad, I found the title right away and I downloaded the sample, which lets me read the first 98 pages of the book which is way enough to get me into the story.
Of course I’ve heard that catch phrase before, but I thought it was just something you said to young children before they went to bed. I had never stopped for a minute to think the awful truth hidden behind that line! In fact, I had never heard of bed bugs until I came to live in London. Even when I came to live here the first time -over 20 years ago- I have never encountered that issue, or maybe it was because I was too young and too careless? But then again, I’ve always had a sensitive skin.