I really liked Douglas Coupland's Souvenir of Canada http://www.amazon.com/Souvenir-Canad...e=UTF8&s=books My Father in law is Canadian, and I learned more christmas morning reading this book a few years ago than in 12 years of public education. Funny, deep, and well written.
1. Companies not getting their act together before going public on competing new standards. Yes, Sony, I'm talkin to you. Beta, Sacd, etc. Blu-Ray! all of these will die. High Definition digital audio will never be thanks to these boneheads that couldn't agree on 24/32bit and 192 or greater...
You woulda thunk after Matrix making ten gazillion dollars, it would pave the way for more hard sci-fi movies. not so far... What do we have to do to get more real sci fi movies? (more like niven, heinlein, gibson, not xmen 3 crap)
Thank you! I've emailed you asking for costs, etc. I mean, I'm 39, got hbo @ 14, and I know I'm not the only one here who remembers that... I remember looking for the movies with the longest disclaimers, and staying up to watch them. ;) Hey, I was 14.