Angels We Have Heard on High (Christmas w/ 32 fingers and 8 thumbs) – ThePianoGuys

▶ Angels We Have Heard on High (Christmas w/ 32 fingers and 8 thumbs) – ThePianoGuys – YouTube.

And on this Friday during the Christmas season we also feature this new presentation from ThePianoGuys. A classic Christmas song with a new twist – as only they can do it – with 32 fingers and 8 thumbs! Enjoy the unique sounds that arise from this grand piano 🙂

Published in: on December 6, 2013 at 6:50 AM  Leave a Comment  
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Drones? Really, Check Out the Flying Pigs | ShelfTalker

Drones? Really, Check Out the Flying Pigs | ShelfTalker.

Dronedelivery-1Perhaps you also heard the reports out this week that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was toying (pun intended) with the idea of using small drones to deliver packages to customers. Well, here from the “ShelfTalker” blog at Publishers Weekly is a great reaction to this prospect of drones delivering your goods on your front step – I mean front yard! Of course, this is after it has battled Michigan winds and nose-dived into Lake Michigan! Enjoy Josie’s comments – and the personal touch that only “Indie” bookstores deliver 🙂

Posted Dec.3, 2013

 I read with horror the latest Amazon news. Jeff Bezos said on 60 Minutes that he is testing using drones to deliver packages. Drones! Some people who order from Amazon will receive their packages in under an hour. Wow. I have to admit, I went from horror to amusement pretty quickly. I found myself walking around my house folding laundry, doing chores, just chortling and muttering, “Drones.”

I can’t imagine what I would do if a drone delivered me a package, or I saw a drone in my neighborhood delivering a package. How odd would that be? An unmanned aircraft delivering packages seems like a colossal mis-use of technology. Only an ego as large as Jeff Bezos could think this up. This sort of delivery system begs for these things to be shot down by ornery folks who just need something to do and steal the package contents.

Sadly, it will just be one more thing indies have to explain: Sure, you can get your package 40 minutes after you order it, but Amazon still won’t sponsor your kid’s Little League. How odd will it be to have packages delivered this way? As Amazon continues to eschew the human touch in favor of automation,  the indies will continue to value human interaction.

Published in: on December 6, 2013 at 6:35 AM  Comments (1)  
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