Reading Dickens Four Ways

I’ve become a fan of audiobooks, mostly because I can listen to them while folding laundry or weeding the yard or while auto-piloting my way through the grocery store. I’ve thought about writing an article like the one that just appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education. One book, sampled four ways — paperback, audiobook, Kindle, and iPhone.  Ann Kirschner beat me to it — and did a fine job. …

Evercracked! and the best videogame documentaries ever

The embedded preview of Evercracked! was very, very slow when I checked it just now, so I haven’t watched it, but the UK Guardian article on videogame documentaries also includes some links to existing movies. The King of Kong: Fistful of QuartersA fascinating look at the bizarre rivalry between gamers Steve Wiebe and Billy Mitchell as they vie for dominance of Nintendo’s Donkey Kong coin-op. Met with huge critical acclaim…