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AV Rant #240: Cat Bacon

Next week is sort of up-in-the-air so we’ll see what we can do. If you are a fan of Tom’s book, here is the Facebook page for you. This week Tom and Liz talk about the new Vizio CinemaWide displays. Is this a good idea? Do you want to control your apps while watching TV? Of course, they have to follow up on the MoviePass debacle. Facebook and Netflix can’t connect (correctly at least). PlayLater – a service that will never, ever make it out of beta. This week’s Soup to Nuts is part 3 (of four) of an interview with David Janszen. It’s all about electrostatic speakers. Thanks for listening and don’t forget to vote for us at Podcast Alley! To see our (mostly) complete collection of show videos, click here. Download Tom’s FREE ebook Bob Moore: No Hero which is pretty much available everywhere.

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  1. July 8th, 2011 at 01:45 | #1

    Sorry about the late post. Was working on that receiver article I mentioned and lost track of time. Of course, if you were following me on twitter, you’d have had it Tuesday night. Just sayin’.

  2. Rob
    July 10th, 2011 at 14:32 | #2

    Not to get too far away from AV, but I’ll be extremely interested to find out what Tom’s other Beta readers will suggest for Bob Moore: Desperate Times.

    I must admit, I sort of got locked into my own interpretation, which definitely coloured my reading and recommendations. I tried to stay objective and also think like a “new” reader with “fresh” eyes, but I also wanted to be very mindful of the themes and symbols that I had read into the book, and to make suggestions that would maintain the through-line of those elements and bring them all to satisfying and logical conclusions.

    But it will be really interesting to see what other readers think! I’m very curious to find out if anyone else will interpret things in a similar way as I did, or to find out if the way I interpreted things directly conflicts with someone else’s viewpoint.

    What’s so amusing is that sometimes Tom has a perfectly rational explanation for why something is written a certain way or why a character does or says something, but I totally saw it a different way or thought that it didn’t quite flow right or come to the conclusion that fit within my understanding of the text.

    So I’m kinda hoping that maybe Tom will record a few conversations with other Beta readers, similar to the one he recorded with me. I might be the only person interested to hear those conversations, but I actually believe rather strongly that I’m not alone :) Having this unique vantage point – of seeing the book change as it goes from draft to draft – this is something that I wouldn’t get to experience in a normal “book club”. People can debate and discuss meanings and emotions and impact to no end, but it’s rare to ever do so with anything other than an already finished work. I find the process fascinating, and I’m fairly certain I can’t be the only person who does. So I’d love to see a whole bunch of “behind the scenes” and “bonus features” for Desperate Times posted on Tom’s tomandry.com website. I think it’s a fairly new and cool idea to have “extras” for a book. We’ve had them for DVDs and even some CDs for ages now. Why not an ebook? It’s about time, I say! Maybe Tom will start a whole new trend :D

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