Seinfeld Reruns: George Costanza’s Wallet!

On StarWorld TV, we’re being treated to reruns of Seinfeld, a lot of which I have never seen. After publishing pictures of my wallet earlier, I was (not!) surprised to learn that George Costanza also has big wallet syndrome.


If you haven’t seen that episode, you really should. It’s hilarious. (Sorry, there’s no segment for the ‘wallet explosion’ at the end of the episode on YouTube!). Kyle MacDonald also has a great George-type wallet on his blog. It seems he left it behind with the words, “I left THIS wallet in El Segundo”. Wonder if he got it back!

Here’s one solution found by AskArora on YouTube. Enjoy his sensible advice! Of course, I’m trying to cram much more into my wallet, including a Cruzer stick, SD Cards, etc..

So how ratty is your wallet?

Buzz: ManyBooks dot net – really does have many books!

I recently stumbledupon this interesting website called that I thought I would give a quick buzz posting because of the wealth of information on it. With the increasing amount of restrictions being placed on media, including movies, music, on the Internet; and the serious likelihood that books, magazines and newspapers will eventually be similarly limited by IP restrictions. The recent Amazon innovation called Kindle increases the possibility that books may go digital as CDs already have.


I love websites like this that encourage books and literature to become global as an educational resource for people everywhere.  I particularly like the multi-format that is encouraged, including the new Kindle format, PDFs and many others.

In fact, for the version of “20,000 Leagues under the Sea” there were more than 20 different formats, and an AudioBook version. Much of the work for this website comes from the well-known Project Gutenberg.

So, if you’re stuck with nothing to read on your PDA, Blackberry, iPhone or whatever… you might want to read a few classics, essays or more recent innovations.

Getting Started in Publishing: DIY is the way to go!

For those of you enticed into the world of Marketing/selling teaching materials: self-publishing, I was very intrigued with the posting and the poster, because of his unusual methods for getting started. Instead of writing a book and contacting a publisher, and hoping that the publisher might even read his book, this author turned the tables on the publishing industry by writing up a book from material he already had, refining it, and selling hundreds of copies to his students!

The fact that he could sell to a steady market meant that he was able to demonstrate a marketable product that publishers could resell! They didn’t have to worry about if the product was marketable, it already was! Check out Rambling Rube’s post for that information. In fact, the whole thread is an interesting discussion, albeit focused on ESL, but the principles are absolutely correct.

Comments on publishing? What have you published?