Today I Am Showered With Riches


I’m rich! This is from today’s mailbag:

This is all thanks to the price-fixing suit against Apple and five big book publishers. The timing is kind of bad, though: I’ve been buying my books from Barnes & Noble lately because the Kindle app on Windows is kind of sucky. On the other hand, my Windows tablet mysteriously died last night, so for now I’m back to my old Android tab anyway. So maybe the timing is OK. I guess it depends on how quickly I recover from my pleurisy and get down to the mall to get my Windows tab replaced. Seems like everything is breaking these days.

WEDNESDAY MORNING UPDATE: My Dell Venue Windows tablet suddenly came back to life after two days of not responding to anything. That’s just damn peculiar.

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