Yesterday I spent most of the day at the fourth International Quidditch World Cup. We made our own butterbeer before we went; it looked and tasted nothing like butterbeer actually does in the books, but it was delicious anyway, and highly portable, so I share it with you now.
“The Kindle is, in other words, what Marshall McLuhan referred to as a “horseless carriage”, the term first given to automobiles – in other words, an in-between stage on the way to a technological leap that we haven’t quite grasped yet. The Kindle’s one-dimensionality is strategic, but it is also short-sighted. Everything is pointing to the likelihood that the book will be absorbed into a multimedia world in which we switch from text to video to the internet in quick succession – some even believe all at the same time.”—Justin McGuirk, What’s on the next page in the great ebook race, Guardian