So there’s no doubt that paper is out and Amazon seems poised to control the ebook market, but apparently Apple is developing their own tablet or ebook reader according to Fast Company. The article suggests that Apple could essentially leverage its existing iTunes store to start pushing ebooks.
The success of this supposed ebook store would seem to rely partially on Apple’s existing user base, which hardly seems like a demographic that reads books very heavily. This isn’t to say that they might make sales from customers not using Apple products, but it seems that at least trying to push ebooks on its existing user base would fail.
So a while back I was thinking about kaizen and applying it to my life. I first learned about this term while reading The Lexus Story, a behind the scenes look at the establishment of Toyota’s luxury division.
I have decided to apply it to my daily life. This post is mostly so that I will have no excuse if I don’t follow through with it. The plan involves the following.
- Keeping a list of problems that need solving always in mind.
- Preventing “boredom” from ever occurring, and should not because of #1.
- Keeping a list of 5 areas to improve on personally always in mind.
- Constantly being aware of time spent on all tasks, as well as a focus on efficiency wherever possible.
- Crushing the “id” which is rather overpowering and results in foolish decision making as it disregards investment. (This is all assuming my understanding of the concept of id is correct, as it seems to basically be the force that demands immediate satisfaction).
- Constant learning about everything.
The only problem I see is that setting specific time goals for certain tasks might interfere with the quality of work. Alternatively, it could train you to produce the same quality of work at a faster rate, but it’s hard to say which would result.
Plot was significantly worse than the first two. It was mostly a bad amalgam of various aspects of the legend of Qinshi Huangdi. Obviously, I wasn’t watching for the plot. I do enjoy my mummy, zombie and horror films, and on the basis of sheer entertainment, it did deliver.
The most inspiring part was probably the credits. Some beautiful brushstroke animation there. Would be perfect if applied to an Asian themed web design.