On average, only about 60% of the American public actually votes. And let’s be honest: that’s not entirely surprising. It’s not so much about apathy (although that certainly plays a part), it’s about the difficulty and inconvenience of the modern voting system. It’s like we’re still stuck in the 19th century and for many Americans, it’s incredibly difficult to find the time to actually get to the proper place! So, that brings us to the big question brought up in this excellent GigaOM piece: is it time to bring voting online? There are certainly plenty of other pitfalls involved there, but it’s leap that feels inevitable. What do you think?
How can traditional publishing companies survive the transition to eReaders? Merging. Lots of merging. The first of the bunch looks to be Random House and Penguin. Although the new company will be called Penguin Random House, we personally think that Random Penguin is a significantly better name, don’t you think?
I finally had a chance to play around with a Microsoft Surface recently and I have mixed feelings on it (which I’ll get into eventually in a post of its own). However, here’s a treat for all you tech fans courtesy of iFixit: the innards of the Surface, which is apparently incredibly difficult to repair and disassemble. Meanwhile, the iPad Mini has completely sold out.
As is customary with the release of every new Apple gadget, here’s a great parody video making fun of the iPad Mini: