Surprisingly, a machine that looks identical to the piece of crap I use appeared in Marcella.
There have been very few posts here lately. This is why.
Tablets: It’s the end of iPad clones from China. Nothing they’re producing interests me. And the companies have blown their big chance to enter the world stage. Intel will eventually withdraw and that’ll be the end of all of them. Here in America, Best Buy has shrunk their tablet section to a selection of just six. And half of those are Insignia (their own house brand) and Digiland (their OEM partner). The market is dying and the last tablets standing could be the iPad and the shit Amazon has produced. (And if Apple keeps stupidly raising the price of the iPad by $100, just Amazon!)
Virtual Reality: It’d be a waste of time for me to write about it with Google I/O happening next week. Everything is likely to undergo a huge shift then. And, in my own mind, I’m having a great deal of difficulty resolving the “360-degree problem” for storytelling. It could turn out that VR will be good only for games and for things that are only good for VR — and conventional storytelling might not be a part of that.
Books: I’ve temporarily(?) returned to buying print due to a lack of tablet. US$1 and US$2 books from NYC’s Strand Bookstore. I’ve read seven so far this year. But logistical problems have prevented me from updating the Mike Cane Reads blog so far. I have more than just seven posts to add there. Someday. And, god, I still hate print! The weight! The room they’re taking up! But the prices of their eBook equivalents are still outrageous, so …
Television: I remain behind with both Supergirl and Limitless, but I doubt I’ll do per-episode posts for those when I’ve caught up. Maybe a final wrap-up post. I’m not sure. I still haven’t seen season two of Fargo. Some other things are waiting to be seen too. I’m just able to keep up with Marcella and The Blacklist right now.
Readers: Very few people have moved over from the prior blog, Mike Cane’s xBlog. This blog has the smallest readership of any blog I’ve done! So, I’m wondering why I should even continue it. All other blogs began with a larger readership than this one has. I sometimes wonder if having the word “atomic” in the title is preventing access from company internets due to filters encountering a prohibited term. Can’t have atomic bombings in offices, can we? Dumb filters.
So, I hope that explains everything.