He and my grandmother raised two girls who in turn gave them five granddaughters and four grandsons. My grandpa was the only person I can remember who complimented me on my physical strength. I don't recall what project we were working on— there was always something, whether it was fixing the back steps so the rainwater couldn't come in the house, or making a frame to block off the door of his Airstream-style house trailer (which he built himself) so he could let his pet hamster loose for a run. But at some point, Grandpa expressed the opinion that muscles were a good thing for everyone to have— not something girls heard often in the 50's and 60's.
The other thing I remember my grandpa saying, whenever any of us tried to carry too much at once in an effort to minimize the number of trip we had make, was, "That's a lazy man's load."
This has been a roundabout way to lead up to the fact that today's blog entry is a lazy man's load. I have seen several interesting posts about publishing and technology, but have not had time to write about any of them, so here, with no further ado, are the links:
iPad strategies for publishers
Start-up companies are forming to make iPad apps
Suggestions for publishers from the South-by-Southwest (SXSW) Conference
A push to use web standards (HTML) for ebooks
Blog post about the Kindle's future prospects