Uncanny Resemblance

We had a great Good Friday service at Convocation Hall a few nights ago. Around 1,300 gathered. Christ has proclaimed clearly, and I'm grateful.

The following picture was taken before the service started.


Someone commented, "This kinda reminds me of Da Vinci's The Last Supper." Maybe. But then someone pointed out the similarity to a sketch of Greek philosophers and sophists:


I'm not sure what to make of this, so I'd better say nothing.

Amazon Launches Kindle Match


Amazon announced today that they're doing for books what Apple has done for music. iTunes Match stores your entire collection of music in the cloud, including music you've ripped off CDs or purchased somewhere other than iTunes. Now Amazon is copying with something they call Kindle Match.

How does it work? It's simple. Buy a book of matches and burn your paper library. Buy the equivalent Kindle versions from Amazon and viola, you're entire library is now available in the cloud for use on your Kindle.

Early users have experienced some problems. "It's wise to make sure a Kindle version exists before you go and burn your paper copy," one said. Please also note that there's no way to transfer your notes and markings from your burned books to the electronic versions. The cost of this service will vary based on the size of your library.

Still, it's worth checking out. If you try this exciting new service, leave a comment and let me know how it goes.

Want to Double Your Reading Speed?

I came across this quirky tip in a Toronto Life article on Marshall McLuhan:

McLuhan would hole up in his office, consuming stacks of books (one of his speed-reading tricks was to read only the right-hand page, a reliable technique, he claimed, because most books were full of “redundancies”).

Results may vary. The article is pretty good, at least the half of it that I read.