Ebooks are changing the way we read, and the way novelists write | Comment is free | The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/10/ebooks-are-changing-the-way-we-read-and-the-way-novelists-write?CMP=twt_gu

you’d be left with three kinds of writing:
first, “literary” novels with clearer plots and
than their 20th century predecessors, less
complex prose, fewer experiments with
fragmented perception; second, popular novels
with a high degree of writerly craft (making the
edges of the first two categories hard to define);
third, literary writing about reality – the
confessional autobiography, the diary of a
journalist, highly embroidered reportage about
a legendary event.

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Genesis 6:1-2,4

“And it came to pass, when men began to
multiply on the face of the earth… That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose. There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.”
(Genesis 6:1-2,4.)

12 Angry Men Analysis

I just watched 12 angry men, the photography did not impress me. They could have used more up close shots like the did if the old man juror 9.
The script was good I kept watching it only because it was well written.
To me the kid was innocent as it was about killing his father, that either he had tried it before or he never would have returned back to the house. Without a confession I would not believe he did it.
I wonder how many people are found guilty by juries who like the movie will vote without tearing apart the evidence they saw in court, that they rely on the lawyers to do their job. If a defending lawyer thinks his client is guilty and puts in a poor defence how can you get justice, to many people are lazy and pick the path of least resistance, there are more people like juror 7 who changed his vote once he saw the majority swing. As bell curves go I think he is the majority of people.
It is a must see film, I surprised I had not seen it earlier.

Google Unveils “Purchases On Google,” when Facebook offers pages to sell products

http://techcrunch.com/2015/07/15/purchases-on-google/#.dgfvuv:Nf3b

http://www.buzzfeed.com/alexkantrowitz/facebook-takes-big-step-forward-on-commerce-builds-shops-int#.gedvJNV47J

The shops on Facebook
are still in the testing phase, but some already feature “buy”
buttons that allow the entire shopping experience to occur
within Facebook — from product discovery to checkout.

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For consumers, this will mean that you’ll see be a “buy”
button in some promoted mobile search results, taking you
to a page where you can buy the advertised product.

To me certain verticals can benefit from this new purchase points online, with different industries selling better on the different platforms. If they handled the payment like PayPal it would help build trust when purchasing from different vendors.