The wilfman cometh

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Whos for true variable Pricing on iTunes?

Apples announcement of a variable pricing module is a welcome one. However the meat and bones of it (69. 99, and 1.29) won't persuade me to resurrect the iTunes account I opened off the back of the gift of an iTunes voucher a few years ago.

What would get me mildly excited is true variable pricing; pricing determined by demand in real time (or at least semi-real time). The neo-classical, supply/demand stuff might be a little beyond the comprehension of ones average Joe Bloggs, but I think it would be great to see something that goes a bit further than Amie Street's approach to pricing.

Perhaps there is some ostacle borne of the peculiarities of the music industry which is preventing it. It could be laziness or an honest appraisal of the average randomers grasp on economics, but it would be cool

Friday, 26 December 2008

Eartha Kitt vs Julie Newmar

A prominent feature of many pieces on Eartha Kitt's death is her portrayal of Catwoman in the campy 60s version of Batman

To me though (and with the greatest respect)....there was only one Catwoman - Julie Newmar

Friday, 20 June 2008

WRITE (or right)!

"Have and/or seek the discipline and perseverance to write this" I keep telling myself.

But the problem with aimlessly surfing the web is that it leaves you intellectually undisciplined and lazy.....HEAVENS!

Friday, 9 May 2008

Satisfying enough to ignore the date?

I am always fed up with lefties (especially in Ireland...where I'm from) waxing lyrical about how great everything is in socialist Scandinavia; where they apparently have their cake and eat it with their brilliant public services, generous welfare state; funded by high levels of taxation that somehow don't diminish the overall wealth of these great countries (ahem!).

So I was delighted to find this article in the NY Times painting a somewhat different and more balanced picture.

Then I saw that the article was dated 2005.

That took the lustre off it somewhat....but I still feel cheered up!